Tropical Storm Watches were scaled back Friday as Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two never reached the threshold as a bona fide tropical Storm.
The disturbance was being monitored for the potential of turning into a tropical cyclone and Tropical Storm Watches were issued for parts of Jamaica, southeastern Cuba, Hispaniola and the Bahamas.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two was expected to dump 4-8 inches of rain, with isolated amounts as high as 16 inches, across portions of Jamaica, southeastern Cuba and southern Hispaniola through Sunday. The heavy rain will likely produce flash flooding, along with mudslides in higher-terrain areas.
Additionally, minor coastal flooding is possible in areas of onshore winds along the southeastern coast of Cuba, the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Life-threatening rip currents are also expected in portions of Jamaica, Haiti and southeastern Cuba during the next day or so.
The use of the V name doesn't happen often in the Atlantic. Only three storms have been given a V name since the practice of naming storms began in 1953. Two of those times have happened within the past three years.
The most recent one was Tropical Storm Victor in 2021, which stayed in the open waters of the Atlantic.
The last Atlantic storm to be named Vince was a hurricane in 2005. It's also the only V-named storm to make landfall, impacting the Iberian Peninsula as a tropical depression.
Original article source: Potential Tropical Cyclone 22 fizzles before turning into Vince