Tropical Storm Fred Forms
Tropical Storm Fred formed Tuesday evening southeast of the Dominican Republic. The storm has maximum winds of 40 mph and is currently moving to the northwest around 16 mph.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dominican Republic from the south coast from Punta Palenque
eastward and on the north coast from the Dominican Republic/Haiti border eastward.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in place for Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to
Gonaives, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas.
Fred is expected to produce heavy rainfall, in excess of 4″ in some spots, gusty winds, and dangerous swells that could produce life-threatening surf and rip currents.
Interests in Florida should closely monitor Fred’s progress. Tropical Storm conditions could begin as early as Friday in the Florida Keys.