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Humberto strengthens to category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic

The storm is forecast to continue to strengthen as it continues its track away from the United States.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hurricane Humberto is moving away from the United States, and will continue to speed up as it does over the next several days.

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Latest conditions: 

As of 8 p.m.. Monday, Humberto had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles an hour with higher gusts. It is moving to the northeast at 7 miles an hour. 

Where is it headed? 

The latest computer models haven't really changed in the last day or two. The storm will begin to rapidly move away from the United States over the next two days.  

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You can see that better in the so-called spaghetti models, where each strand represents a different computer model's forecasted track. 

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What could it do to South Carolina?

As it stands now, the effects on our state look as if they will be minimal. At most, the coast could see clouds, perhaps light rain, and some hazardous rip currents.

As always, the News19 weather team will continue to monitor, and post updates as the latest information comes in.

Watches/Warnings:

There are no tropical storm watches or warnings for South Carolina. 

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