Tropical Storm Fred Expected to Form in the Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Fred Tracking
Tropical Storm Fred Tracking

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.

Projected path for Tropical Storm Fred

“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.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.