We’re continuing our coverage of a potential tropical storm that will soon be named Fred in the Caribbean Sea as it passes the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this afternoon.
Tropical Storm Fred is not expected to strengthen into hurricane status and will have maximum sustained winds of 45 to 55 mph as it gets closer to Florida.
In Sebastian, we are in the cone of uncertainty for this storm, and we emphasize that the tracking can change at any time. However, as of right now, it’s doubtful that we will have any severe impacts from Fred in Sebastian, Florida.
At this time, Sebastian and Indian River County are expected to receive 10 to 20 mph winds as Tropical Storm Fred passes. However, residents living in the county should continue to monitor the storm since its path can change.
The projected path for Tropical Storm Fred is the Gulf of Mexico and up Florida’s west coast. However, keep in mind that Fred’s track can change at any time.
“Interests in the remainder of the Bahamas and Florida should monitor updates to the forecast for this system, but it is too soon to determine what if any impacts could occur there by late this week or this weekend given the uncertainty in the long-range forecast,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a statement.
For now, all we can do is monitor the system. The NHC says that we should begin feeling some of the winds early Saturday morning and throughout Sunday.
However, it would be a good idea to bring in any loose debris that you may have in your yard since wind gusts from Tropical Storm Fred could carry items.
Sebastian Daily will continue to monitor Fred and will provide updates as new information is available.