Tropical Storm Fred is set to become the first hurricane of the Caribbean Hurricane Season, currently of the west coast of Africa the tropical storm has all the right factors going its way and could push its way farther west and gain momentum with the low pressure currently in its path.
The Carribbean better hold onto its hats I bet this is going to be a long season.
"NOAA's Hurricane Center is following a large storm that moved off of the west coast of Africa.
The storm is still some 3000 miles from the Caribbean, but we think that this has the potential to become our first Caribbean hurricane of the season - Hurricane Fred. According to NOAA:
"Conditions appear favorable for development of this system and a tropical depression could form during the next couple of days".
The system is traveling at just 15 MPH and tracking similar to Erika. That would put the storm near the northeastern Caribbean islands of St. Martin, St. Barts, Anguilla and the British/US Virgin Islands no earlier than September 12." via Carribean Travel