UPDATE NO. TWO: Now named Tropical Storm Fiona, the storm maintained its intensity on Wednesday over the central tropical Atlantic, traveling at 8 mph with winds of 45 mph.
At 11 a.m. ast, the storm was about 1,100 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It appears to be heading toward Bermuda and possibly the Carolinas in days ahead, but its direction could change, according to the National Hurricane Center
Although Rio Grande Valley residents presently are more concerned that more rainfall is expected the next few days, a tropical wave located some 600 miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday is very likely to become a tropical cyclone, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The wave is expected to increase in strength the next few days traveling over the Atlantic north-northwest and has a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within five days, the NHC reported.