Tracking The Tropics: Tropical Depression Fred will track northeast across northern Georgia today

Tracking the Tropics
October 02 2021 06:00 pm

Tropical Depression Fred is moving across northwestern Georgia and will turn more northeast today tracking into Tennessee. It will continue to spread some moderate to heavy rain across Georgia today, but the rain will gradually end across NE Alabama. Alabama will see some wrap-around clouds on the western-side of Fred. A few of these could bring us a couple of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. We will remain very humid today through Friday in the wake of Fred.

Tropical Storm Grace is getting better organized as it sits between Jamiaca and Cuba in the Caribbean. It is moving toward the west and will move along the southern edge of a mid-level ridge of high pressure that is over the western Atlantic. This track would put Grace moving south of Cuba toward the Yucatan Peninsula. It will move over very warm waters with low wind shear and is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane before it makes it to the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday. Then it will weaken over land and enter the southern Gulf of Mexico on Friday where it is expected to strengthen back into a Category 1 Hurricane. Landfall is forecast to be over northern Mexico this weekend.

Tropical Storm Henri is now expected to remain over warm water, but is battling wind shear south of Bermuda in the Atlantic. It is expected to get stronger in the next 24 hours as the wind shear relaxes and it moves toward the west. After that time, Henri will be battling stronger wind shear on Thursday through the weekend. This will prevent further strengthening as it turns NW to N to NE tracking clockwise between the U.S East Coast and Bermuda. It will stay in the Atlantic and away from the U.S.

Elsewhere…the rest of the tropics are quiet.

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