The National Hurricane Center started issuing forecasts for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine Thursday afternoon.Property
A potential tropical cyclone is named when the National Hurricane Center is certain a tropical system forming is imminent.
In this case, a tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to develop over the next 24 to 48 hours.
This disturbance in the Southeastern Bahamas has not developed a close circulation yet, but the cloud pattern is becoming more organized.
Upper-level winds are keeping this system from forming currently, however conditions are expected to improve for a depression or Tropical Storm Humberto to form by Friday or very early Saturday.
The current forecast calls for tropical storm status to occur by midnight Saturday.