Alert #25 on Tropical Depression Fred issued by The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology, Thursday August 12th, 2021, at 6 PM EDT.
Fred continuing West-Northwest to the North of the North coast of Cuba
Effective 6 PM EDT, the All Clear is given for the Southeast Bahamas as the Tropical Storm Watch for those islands is discontinued.
At 6 PM EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Fred was located near latitude 21.3 degrees North and longitude 75.3 degrees West, or about 70 miles South-Southeast of Duncan Town, Ragged Island, 165 miles east of Camaguey, Cuba, and 290 miles South-Southeast of New Providence.
The Depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 MPH and this general motion is expected to continue through Friday. A turn toward the Northwest is expected Friday night or Saturday. On the forecast track, Fred is expected to move along or just North of Eastern and central Cuba tonight and Friday and be near the Florida Keys and Southern Florida on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 MPH with higher gusts, mainly in squalls to the Northeast of the center. Little change, in strength is expected through tonight. Slow strengthening is expected Friday through Saturday, and Fred is forecast to regain tropical storm strength as it nears the Florida keys and South Florida.
Residents in the Southeast Bahamas could experience showers, which would be severe at times, with gusty winds tonight as the Tropical Depression pass to the west of the area. Residents in low-lying areas should also prepare for heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with isolated amounts of 5 inches.
Alerts on Fred will be discontinued by The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology at this time. News items will be issued on Fred beginning at 6 AM EDT Friday 13th, august.
Issued by: Jeffrey Simmons