Tropical Depression # 7 formed in the central Tropical Atlantic. This storm may soon become Named Storm Fiona – 2022 and will be moving generally west-northwest through the northern Caribbean. Persons in all the northern Caribbean Islands should be monitoring the progress of this storm. This Depression has the potential to strengthen and affect the Southeastern US and possibly the Gulf Coast, so we are monitoring this situation closely and we will post unofficial updates as needed. Please visit the National Hurricane Center website for official news and advisories.
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Tropical Storm Research Center, Southern, Alabama.
UPDATE: September 18, 2022 – Hurricane Fiona has been affected by steering currents out of the southwest and will be turning the storm northerly passing over Hispaniola and eventually north-easterly passing near Bermuda and in to the north Atlantic. This hurricane could reach Major Category and so far, the only interaction with the US east coast will be for heavy surf and rip currents for the next week or so.