A new tropical storm named Debby recently formed in the Atlantic, but is expected to dissipate sometime tonight (August 9).
Bahamas Department of Meteorology Officer-in-Charge in Grand Bahama Kirk James gave the forecast of the storm’s activity during a report on Wednesday.
According to James, at 5 a.m. Atlantic Standard time Wednesday, tropical storm Debby was centered 1175 west north west of the Azores moving north northeast at 9 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts.
Due to Debby’s location the storm poses no threat to land.
Debby formed about 1,200 miles east of Boston on Tuesday (August 7) but is not expected to approach North America.
Initially, Debby was classified as a subtropical storm, with both tropical and non-tropical characteristics.
AccuWeather meteorologists expect Debby to take a curved path to the northeast and not only remain east of New England but also pass well to the southeast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada.
Debby is one of the several storms named during the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. So far this season we have had Subtropical Storm Alberto, which formed in May, as well as Hurricane Beryl and Hurricane Chris.
Hurricane Chris has been downgraded to a Post-Tropical Storm. Chris, was declared a post-tropical storm on Thursday (July 12) by the United States’ National Hurricane Center.
Chris, was upgraded to hurricane status late Tuesday (July 10) after it increased in speed and strength.
Beryl went from a tropical storm to the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season in early July but was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm by Sunday (July 8) and eventually dissipated.
The year’s first named storm, Alberto, hit in late May. It made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a subtropical storm and ushered drenching rains across states in the South and Midwest. At least five people died in incidents related to that storm.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and peaks from mid-August to late-October.