Bret is no longer a tropical system; Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken next week

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 meteorologists are tracking two tropical storms on Saturday.


6 p.m. Update

Bret has weakened and is no longer a tropical system.

The storm remnants will continue westward in Nicaragua.

Tropical Storm Cindy is moving with winds of 60 miles per hour but will encounter hostile environmental conditions next week and weaken.

12 p.m. Update:

There are no big changes.

Tropical Storm Bret continues to weaken and continues to do so over the next 24 hours.

The strength of Tropical Cindy has held since that last update, but the storm is expected to interact with an area of vertical wind shear shortly, which will help weaken the storm.

Hurricane hunters will fly into Cindy later this afternoon to get a better grasp of the storm.

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Earlier story:

Tropical Storm Bret and Tropical Storm Cindy will remain a “non-issue” for Central Florida.

Bret will likely fizzle out by early Sunday.

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Tropical Storm Cindy is about to interact with some vertical wind shear, which will help weaken the storm.

We expect to see Cindy remain a tropical storm through the middle of the week.

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