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Fred set to strengthen this weekend

The southeastern U.S. will need to watch Fred’s projected path closely
Tropical Depression Fred is expected to approach the coast of Florida this weekend.
Tropical Depression Fred is expected to approach the coast of Florida this weekend.(WWBT)
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 11:26 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2021 at 10:34 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The 6th named storm of the 2021 Hurricane season formed Tuesday evening just south of Puerto Rico.

Fred weakened to a Tropical Depression early Wednesday evening and has remained a Tropical Depression Thursday with sustained winds at 35mph.

Fred should regain strength back to a Tropical Storm by the end of the week and the start of the weekend as it heads towards Florida.

Latest track for Tropical Depression Fred
Latest track for Tropical Depression Fred(NHC)

Tropical Storm Watches have been posted Thursday evening for the impending storm for the Florida Keys and southwest Florida.

Tropical Storm Watches in effect for parts of Florida
Tropical Storm Watches in effect for parts of Florida(NHC)
Latest track for Fred as of Wednesday evening
Latest track for Fred as of Wednesday evening(NHC)

Fred could potentially make landfall anywhere along the Florida panhandle by the end of the weekend. Still a lot to watch!

We will keep an eye on this through the week and keep you updated!

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