Hurricane Fiona has intensified into the Atlantic’s first major hurricane as it lashes the Turks and Caicos and it could track near Bermuda and then threaten Atlantic Canada in the next days.
🌀 Fiona is likely to become a Category 4 hurricane in the next 72 hours.
Even as the storm swept over the Dominican Republic to hit the Turks and Caicos it continued to lash Puerto Rico with rain, more than 30 inches in southern parts of the island, with more rain and urban flooding expected today.
Still more than 1 million people are without power in Puerto Rico.
Hurricane conditions are spreading over the Turks and Caicos islands, while tropical storm conditions should spread over the southeastern Bahamas during the next few hours.
➡️ The National Hurricane Center is also watching a tropical wave over the central Atlantic east of the Windward Islands that has become better organized.
A tropical depression is likely to form in the next few days as the system moves across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea, with a 40% chance in the next 48 hours and a 70% chance in the next five days.
It is now Invest 98.
Another Tropical Depression is developing in the upper Atlantic.
Gaston and Hermine are the next names to be used.
📸 Graphics provided by NOAA
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