Tropical Storm Bret moves across eastern Caribbean; Tropical Storm Cindy slightly strengthens

ORLANDO, Fla. — 12 p.m. update

Tropical Storm Bret will continue to weaken as it tracks westward further into the Caribbean Sea.


Tropical Storm Cindy has seen some gradual strengthening.

It will continue to to strengthen over the next few days but should peak as a strong tropical storm.

Models continue to keep this storm out to sea, which means no tropical impacts from Bret or Cindy.

Although Cindy could make for dangerous seas through the middle and end of next week.

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Tropical Storm Cindy formed behind Tropical Storm Bret, in the first case of two storms in the tropical Atlantic in June since record keeping began in 1851, forecasters said Friday.

The historic event signals an early and aggressive start to the Atlantic hurricane season that began on June 1 and that usually peaks from mid-August to mid-October.

Some forecasters blamed unusually high sea temperatures for the rare development.

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Earlier story:

Channel 9 meteorologists are tracking two tropical storms in the Atlantic on Friday.

Tropical Storm Bret is moving into the Caribbean as it blows past the Windward Islands.

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Bret is forecast to weaken Saturday and Sunday before it falls apart over the Yucatán Peninsula.

Tropical Storm Cindy formed Thursday night as it continues to move through the Atlantic.

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Cindy will gain some strength before it also starts to weaken Sunday and into next week.

It’s unclear where Cindy will go next week.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.