Sixth Tropical Storm of the 2015 Season, Fred, Develops Over the Atlantic

August 30, 2015



Caribbean residents are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Fred, the sixth tropical storm of the 2015 season which has developed over the Atlantic.

At 5:00 am, the center of Tropical Storm Fred was located near latitude 12.4 North, longitude 18.9 West.

Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, Tropical Storm Fred is expected to move through the Cape Verde Islands by late Monday and into Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Fred could be near hurricane strength when it moves through the Cape Verde Islands late Monday and on Tuesday.

Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches over the Cape Verde Islands, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches on Monday. These rains could produce life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.




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