Alert #14 on potential Tropical Cyclone one, issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology, Saturday, 4th June, 2022, at 12 PM EDT.
Disturbance now crossing South Florida. Flooding rains occurring across portions of South Florida.
Bahamas Department of Meteorology doppler weather radars continue to depict heavy rains occurring over Bimini, Grand Bahama, Abaco, And the Berry Islands,
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the islands of the Northwest Bahamas. This includes the islands of Grand Bahama, Abaco, Bimini, North Andros, The Berry Islands, New Providence and North Eleuthera. A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions could be experienced within 36 hours. At 11 AM EDT, the center of potential Tropical Cyclone one was located near latitude 26.5° degrees North and longitude 81.4° degrees West, or about 35 miles Northeast of Naples, Florida, 100 miles Southwest of Vero beach, Florida, 145 miles West-Northwest of Alice Town, Bimini, 170 miles West of Freeport, Grand Bahama, 255 miles West of Treasure Cay, Abaco, and 260 miles Northwest of New Providence.
Potential Tropical Cyclone one is moving toward the Northeast near 18 MPH and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the East-Northeast with an additional increase in forward speed is expected on Sunday, followed by a turn toward the East Monday night. On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move across Southern and Central Florida today, over the Southwestern Atlantic North of Grand Bahama and Abaco tonight, and near or to the North of Bermuda on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 MPH with higher gusts mainly in squalls. The disturbance is expected to become a Tropical Storm off the East coast of Florida by tonight, and some strengthening is forecast tonight through Monday as the system moves farther away from Florida over the Western Atlantic.
Tropical Storm force winds extend outward up to 210 miles to the East of the center.
The potential Tropical Cyclone is expected to produce heavy rain over the Northwest Bahamas of 4 to 8 inches, with maximum totals of 12 inches. This rain will produce considerable flooding.
Residents in the Northwest Bahamas, particularly Bimini, Grand Bahama, Abaco, North Andros, and The Berry Islands, should have already completed preparations for Tropical Storm conditions with tornadic activity which will continue through to tonight.
The next alert on potential Tropical Cyclone one will be issued at 3:00 PM EDT.