It’s that time again. Living in South Florida, you have to keep an eye on the tropics.
Tropical Storm Fay is currently over Hispaniola heading to the west.
As of 11:00 p.m. AST Fay was located over Hispaniola near 18.7 North, 70.8 West or 100 miles east of Port Au Prince, Haiti. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts and are mainly occurring over the water north of Hispaniola and is moving west at about 14 mph.
We’ll be watching down here as Fay is expected to be a hurricane by the time it reaches our shore Monday evening. Of course, they’re unpredictable and a lot can happen over the next 48 hours. If the storm crosses Cuba, the chances of intensifying is less likely but once it hits water, quicker strengthening is expected as the waters in the area are quite warm.
Kids are happy as Monday is the scheduled first day of school.
I, of course, planned a vacation day on Monday, which I will be quick to retract as my office would be closed anyway if we are under a hurricane warning.
More to come …
Update: For latest Tropical Storm Fay posting – please go to My2Buck$ Eye On The Tropics