RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Hurricane Fiona is on the verge of impact Bermuda, Tropical Storm Gaston is in the North Atlantic, but Hermine could impact the United States next week, even though it hasn’t formed yet.
A new tropical storm is expected to develop in the Caribbean over the next few days. The National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor a disturbance just north of South America which has a 90 percent chance of development over the next five days.
The expectation is this system will eventually move into the western Caribbean. The forecast from there, however, remains uncertain. Depending on several variables, this system could continue west and make landfall anywhere from Nicaragua to the Yucatán Peninsula, or it may turn northwest and move into the Gulf of Mexico.
If the system moves into the Gulf of Mexico later next week, it could be a situation where some of the moisture from this system could impact North Carolina and the southeast U.S. for the first weekend of October.
So while you are bound to see lots of posts on social media about this storm, remember to get your information from reliable sources like the National Hurricane Center, or right here at CBS 17. No one knows exactly where this system will go, and who is at the greatest risk of a landfall. We will keep you updated as the storm develops.