Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 is now in the eastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday morning. It could be “Tropical Storm Fred” later today.
The Potential Tropical Cyclone designation is used in part to get advance warning to those in the immediate path of the storm that a tropical storm is likely to form.
Here is the watches and warnings as of 4 PM Tuesday from the National Hurricane Center:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Puerto Rico, including Culebra and Vieques * U.S. Virgin Islands * Dominican Republic on the south coast from Punta Palenque eastward and on the north coast from Cabo Frances Viejo eastward A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Dominican Republic on the north coast from Cabo Frances Viejo to the Dominican Republic/Haiti border * Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Gonaives * Turks and Caicos Islands * Southeastern Bahamas
The path of Potential Tropical Storm 6 will take it over the northeast Caribbean, near Puerto Rico, and over Hispaniola and Cuba, ultimately approaching South Florida by the end of this week.
At this point, it’s too early to know if this will have any impacts on Alabama or the Alabama coastline, but it will be something we will monitor closely over the next several days.