While Hurricane Idalia is forecast to make a catastrophic impact into Florida, Major Hurricane Franklin, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, and Tropical Depression #11, with 35 mph winds, continue to spin about over open water in the Atlantic Ocean. The center of Franklin is forecast to pass between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast tomorrow morning, bringing tropical storm conditions to Bermuda as it does so. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression #11 could strengthen and become
As of the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Major Hurricane Franklin was located about 275 miles west of Bermuda; it was moving to the northeast at 12 mph with a minimum central pressure of 947 mb or 27.97″. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda, where tropical storm conditions are expected to brush through Bermuda as the storm moves north and east around the island tomorrow.
Beyond lashing Bermuda with tropical storm conditions, life-threatening surf and rip currents generated by Franklin are already impacting Bermuda and the east coast of the United States. These conditions are expected to continue during the next several days and expand north to the Canadian east coast.
The NHC is also tracking Tropical Depression #11 which is about 825 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. With a minimum central pressure of 1014 mb or 29.95″, the storm with 35 mph winds is drifting to the north-northwest at 2 mph. The NHC says this general motion is expected to continue through tonight with a gradual turn toward the north and north-northeast at a slightly faster forward speed expected on Wednesday and Thursday. “Some slight strengthening is possible during the next day or so, and the depression could become a tropical storm on Wednesday,” cautions the NHC.