Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; tropical cyclones. Ginny Beagan, TCPALM

Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued ahead of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, one of three systems in the Atlantic basin being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical storm watches were issued for from Jupiter Inlet north to the Flagler-Volusia County line on Florida’s East Coast.

If it becomes a tropical storm as expected today, it would be named Humberto.

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Tropical storm warnings were issued for the northwest Bahamas, still trying to recover from Hurricane Dorian earlier this morning.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine 

  • Location: 235 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
  • Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph
  • Movement: northwest at 6 mph

At 8 a.m., the center of the disturbance was 235 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

The system is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed through the weekend.

On the forecast track, the system is anticipated to move across the central and northwestern Bahamas today, and along or over the east coast of Florida Saturday and Saturday night.