Tropical Storm Fred Forms in the Atlantic; Hurricane Warning Issued For Cape Verde Islands
Tropical Storm Fred formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Africa on Sunday morning.
Fred is forecast to move west-northwest on a path that will take it through the Cape Verde Islands Monday into Tuesday. Fred is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches and moves through those islands. As a result, a hurricane warning has been issued for the Cape Verde Islands by the Cape Verde Meteorological Service.
After passing through the Cape Verde Islands, Fred will turn westward over the open Atlantic Ocean. Southwesterly winds aloft, stable air and cooler water temperatures should begin to weaken Fred later in the week.
Fred Projected Path
There is no indication at this time that Fred will come anywhere near the Caribbean or North America based on the latest computer model guidance and the state of the atmosphere.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Fred is just the fourth Atlantic named storm to form east of 19 degrees West longitude.
Watches and Warnings
Courtesy of weather.com