Hurricane Fred Lashes Cape Verde Islands

Hurricane Fred rolled off the African tropical weather assembly line and quickly organized itself. The National Hurricane Center expects Fred to pack 80 mph winds while dropping 4-5 inches of rain on the Cape Verde Islands, located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Fred, moving just 12 mph, does not pose a threat to Florida or the Caribbean at this stage. The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to move slowly and lose steam by Saturday as it quickly downgrades to Tropical Storm and Depression status.


Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.