Cold front expected for northwest Bahamas

Cold front expected for northwest Bahamas
Regions of The Bahamas. The Bahamas Department of Meteorology

Last day of hurricane season

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The northwest Bahamas is expected to experience a strong cold front today, according to The Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

In its forecast for today, the department advised that a high-pressure riding will gradually retreat eastward ahead of a strong cold front.

The weather is expected to be variably cloudy, humid and a bit breezy with isolated showers and the chance of a few isolated thunderstorms in the extreme northwest Bahamas by this afternoon.

Additionally, gusty winds and higher seas are expected in or near showers and thunderstorms in that part of the country.

The department noted that mariners in the extreme northwest should remain vigilant for possible waterspout activity.

As for the Central and Southeast Bahamas, the weather is expected to be partly to mostly sunny and warm, with few passing showers throughout the day.

Today marks the last day of the official Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the department noted there was one area of interest over the far eastern Atlantic.

The department pointed to rain and thunderstorm activity associated with a strong and large non-tropical low-pressure system.

It said the system has a medium or 40 percent chance of tropical cyclone formation through the next five days.