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Here’s what could send the system to Florida or away

Tropical Storm Fiona continues to swirl in the Atlantic. As the system heads west, the big question is whether it will come to Florida.

WHERE IS TROPICAL STORM FIONA?

In an update Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center tracked Fiona southeast of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and moving west at 13 mph. A turn to the northwest is expected early next week.

WHERE IS TROPICAL STORM FIONA?

“On the forecast track, the center of Fiona is expected to move near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today through Sunday, and approach the south or east coast of the Dominican Republic Sunday evening and Monday,” the NHC said. “Some strengthening is expected, and Fiona could be near hurricane strength as it moves near Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this weekend.”

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A hurricane watch is in effect for:

  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • South coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano west to Cabo Caucedo
  • North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano west to Puerto Plata

A tropical storm warning is in effect for:

  • St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Anguilla
  • Saba and Saint-Eustache
  • Saint-Martin
  • Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin
  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • US Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • South coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano west to Cabo Caucedo
  • North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano west to Puerto Plata

A tropical storm watch is in effect for:

  • South coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Caucedo west to Barahona

WHAT IS THE PROJECTED PATH OF TROPICAL STORM FIONA?

FOX Team 35 Storm meteorologist Ian Cassette said models show Fiona is reaching Category 1 hurricane strength, which will send it north – away from Florida from Sunday evening through Monday. morning over Hispaniola.

“Fiona tracking is intensifying to a weak hurricane between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic by the end of this weekend,” Cassette said. “From there, our FOX MODEL brings the system closer to the Bahamas, southeast of Florida. Most hurricane patterns bring the system through the southern Bahamas and eastern Florida.

If Fiona stays weak and gets torn apart by the Hispaniola Mountains, she might continue west.

“There’s still a lot of uncertainty with this one,” Cassette said. “For now, no immediate threat to the United States”

You can count on the FOX 35 STORM TEAM when it comes to tracking the tropics. Our FOX MODEL updates throughout the day and as these updates come in, we’ll share the latest with you!