MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fred has weakened to a tropical depression over central Hispaniola.
At 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Tropical Depression Fred was located about 55 miles southeast of Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
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Fred is moving west-northwest at nearly 15 mph, and general west-northwest movement with reduced forward speed is expected for the next few days.
On the planned track, Fred’s center is expected to be over Hispaniola overnight, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas on Thursday, and move near or north of the northern coast of the Bahamas. central Cuba Thursday evening and Friday.
Data from a NOAA reconnaissance aircraft and surface observations indicate that maximum sustained winds have declined to nearly 35 mph with higher gusts.
Little to no change in strength is expected overnight. Slow re-intensification is expected to begin by Thursday evening.
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SUMMARY OF CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS
A Tropical storm warning is in effect for:
- Dominican Republic on the north coast of Cabo Frances Viejo on the Dominican Republic / Haiti border
A Tropical storm watch is in effect for:
- Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Gonaïves
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Southeast Bahamas
- The Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo
Fred is the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
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