Heavy rainfalls are predicted to be produced by Tropical Depression Fred South Florida

Heavy rains are expected to be produced by Tropical Depression Fred in South Florida this weekend. While eastern and central Cuba is already witnessing heavy rainfall. 

Caribbean region: Heavy rains are expected to be produced by Tropical Depression Fred in South Florida this weekend. While eastern and central Cuba is already witnessing heavy rainfall. 

Advisory has been issued for the various regions such as – US virgin islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, 

Montserrat, British virgin islands, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, and Sint Maarten. 

As per the 11 pm advisory of 13 August 2021, Fred was approximately 150 miles southeast of Key West. It had maximum continued winds of 35 mph and was moving west at the speed of 12 mph. 

While a Tropical Storm Watch continues for the southwest coast region of Florida. 

The Tropical Storm Warning for the Middle and Upper Florida Keys from the Seven Mile Bridge to Ocean Reef has now been discontinued, including the area of Florida Bay. Also, Tropical Storm Watch along the west coast of Florida has been discontinued.

It is expected that Tropical Depression Fred would bring heavy rainfall and flooding in the key areas. 

As per the forecast, Tropical Depression Fred would move northwest near or along the west coast of Florida by Sunday and is expected to make landfall somewhere along the Florida Panhandle on late Sunday or on early Monday morning. 

The Hurricane Center has further informed that Fred will see a slow strengthening for the upcoming few days and could anytime take the shape of a Tropical storm.

Earlier, the National Hurricane Center stated, “Fred is expected to produce 2.5-7.5 centimetres of rain over Cuba and the eastern Bahamas while bringing as many as12.5 centimetres in some locations.” 

As per NHC, this rainfall can lead to small-stream flooding and potentially lead to isolated moderate river flooding.

Earlier, Tropical Storm Elsa hit the regions of the Caribbean island badly, during which various buildings, houses and livelihoods were destroyed.