MIAMI — Tropical storm warnings were discontinued Saturday afternoon for the entire east coast of Florida as Potential Tropical Cyclone One continues to move offshore.
The disturbance brought heavy rain to South Florida, but the wet weather has tapered off for many areas Saturday evening.
According to the 8 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the system is moving toward the northeast at about 18 mph.
The center of the disturbance is about 105 miles to the northeast of Fort Pierce.
Maximum sustained winds are about 45 mph with higher gusts.
On the forecast track, the system is expected to move farther away from the east coast of Florida and over the southwestern Atlantic north of the Bahamas on Saturday night. It will then move near or to the north of Bermuda on Monday.
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The disturbance is expected to become a tropical or subtropical storm Saturday night or Sunday, and some strengthening is possible through Monday.
Formation chances through the next days are 90%.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 210 miles to the east of the center.
A weather station at Settlement Point on Grand Bahama Island recently reported sustained winds of 40 mph and a wind gust of 49 mph.
Summary of watches and warnings:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
* Northwestern Bahamas
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
The storm brought heavy rains to South Florida overnight.
Officials in Miami responded to multiple calls of cars stuck in street flooding Saturday morning.
Sunday is looking much better for South Florida with drier conditions and low rain chances.