National Hurricane Center upgrades Humberto to a hurricane

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Humberto to a hurricane in its 11 p.m. advisory on Sunday.

The forecast showed maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, moving northeast at 3 mph.

As Humberto pushes into the open Atlantic, our winds will be slightly higher for the beginning of the week, and we'll see drier conditions, according to Fox 35 meteorologist Brooks Tomlin.

He says our biggest risk will likely be the enhanced seas, swells and rip currents at our Atlantic beaches through at least Wednesday or Thursday.   

He also said Central Florida will tap into much drier air from Wednesday into next weekend, lowering rain chances and humidity, giving us a small taste of fall. 

Meanwhile, forecasters are watching two other systems in the Atlantic.

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There is an elongated area of disturbed weather located off the coast of Africa. It is disorganized and shows low development but environmental conditions are forecasted to become more conducive for gradual development through the middle of the week. The NHC says that a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the week while the system moves slowly westward or west-northwestward.

There is also another area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico. Slight development is possible while it moves westward. Further development is expected after moving inland along the northwestern Gulf coast by late Monday or Tuesday.

Tomlin says that neither of these systems are of immediate importance.

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