As two tropical storms churn in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on two more with the potential to form into the 18th named system of the 2021.
Tropical storms Peter and Rose formed on Sunday and continued to maintain strength despite the threat of wind shear tearing them apart on Monday.
As of 5 a.m. Tropical Storm Peter had sustained winds of 50 mph and was located about 105 miles northwest of the northern Leeward Islands moving west at 12 mph.
While tropical-storm-force winds extend out 175 miles, it is no immediate threat to land, and is expected to turn northwest and more north into the open Atlantic this week. Some rainfall could lead to urban flooding in the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of Hispaniola, the NHC said.
While it’s expected to lose strength and forward speed by mid-week, its long-term forecast has it threatening Bermuda by the weekend as a tropical storm.
Farther east is the smaller Tropical Storm Rose. At 5 a.m., the NHC reported the the system with 45 mph sustained winds is located about 880 miles from the Cabo Verde Islands moving northwest at 20 mph. Forecasters expect some weakening starting Tuesday as it moves north into the open Atlantic. It is no threat to land.
The remnants of Odette, a storm-force non-tropical low-pressure system located a few hundred miles south of Newfoundland, could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics by the middle of this week as it moves east and then south over warmer waters in the Atlantic. The NHC gives it a 30% chance of reformation in the next five days.
Also, a tropical wave located several hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is showing some organization. It could develop as it moves west at about 10 to 15 mph. The NHC gives a 50% chance of forming into a tropical system in the next two days and a 80% chance of developing into the next five days.
If either forms into a tropical storm, it would be named Tropical Storm Sam.
So far the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season with 16 named systems is the third most active behind 2021′s record year and 2005.
Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/tropical-storms-rose-peter-swirl-in-atlantic-2-other-systems-may-develop/ar-AAODiDA374