Issued at 800 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019 000WTNT34 KNHC 132344TCPAT4BULLETINTropical Depression Nine Intermediate Advisory Number 5ANWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092019800 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019...NOAA HURRICANE HUNTERS INVESTIGATING THE DEPRESSION......EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON SATURDAY...SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...25.6N 74.8WABOUT 155 MI...245 KM ESE OF GREAT ABACO ISLANDABOUT 260 MI...420 KM ESE OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLANDMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS--------------------CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:None.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...* Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros IslandA Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...* Jupiter Inlet to Flagler-Volusia County lineA Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.Interests elsewhere along the east coast of Florida should monitorthe progress of this system.For storm information specific to your area in the UnitedStates, including possible inland watches and warnings, pleasemonitor products issued by your local National Weather Serviceforecast office. For storm information specific to your areaoutside of the United States, please monitor products issued byyour national meteorological service.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK----------------------At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Nine waslocated near latitude 25.6 North, longitude 74.8 West. Thedepression is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). Aturn toward the north-northwest is expected on Saturday, with aslower northward motion forecast to occur on Sunday. On theforecast track, the system is anticipated to move very near thenorthwestern Bahamas tonight and Saturday, and offshore of the eastcoast of Florida this weekend.Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with highergusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression isexpected to become a tropical storm on Saturday and a hurricane ina few days.The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from the NOAAHurricane Hunters is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND----------------------WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warningarea in the northwestern Bahamas by early Saturday. Tropical stormconditions are still possible in the watch area on the Floridapeninsula by Saturday night.RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce these total rainfallaccumulations through Sunday:The Bahamas...2 to 4 inches, isolated maximum amounts 6 inches.The U.S. Atlantic Coast from central Florida into SouthCarolina...2 to 4 inches.STORM SURGE: This system is not expected to product significantstorm surge in the northwestern Bahamas.SURF: Swells generated by the depression are expected to increaseand effect the coasts of Central Florida to South Carolina latethis weekend and early next week. These swells could causelife-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consultproducts from your local weather office.NEXT ADVISORY-------------Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.$$Forecaster Cangialosi

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