Remnants of Fred to bring breezy showers to SWFL this weekend
As of the 11 PM advisory, the remnants of Fred have reemerged over open waters again, north of Cuba.
Over the next 48 hours, this wave is expected to regain some organization as it moves north over the open waters of the Gulf, 300 miles west of SWFL. From there it is forecast to strengthen back into a tropical depression and eventually a storm as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast.
For SWFL, the track of Fred will be far enough west to keep impacts at a minimum.
Dangerous rip currents and a marginal tornado threat will be the biggest threats, although some isolated flooding cannot be ruled out either.
Breezy showers are likely to continue for tonight through Sunday.
New area to watch
Meanwhile, a new area of interest was highlighted by the National Hurricane Center this evening near Bermuda. While the odds for development remain low at the moment, a system may be able to form near the island nation later this week.
If that were to happen, no impacts would be expected anywhere near Florida.
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