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.
— Houston News (@abc13houston) August 31, 2015
— Erin Clanahan (@ErinFirstAlert) August 31, 2015
The latest track of Hurricane Fred. The storm is forecast to weaken as it progresses to the west this week. pic.twitter.com/1OV1JPk190
— FiOS1 Long Island (@FiOS1News_LI) August 31, 2015