Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Sam remains a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph. It is forecast to remain a major hurricane this week. It will turn to the NW and then north by Friday. The forecast track will take it just to the east of Bermuda on Saturday as a major hurricane. This is not a threat to the U.S.
The remnants of Peter are located a few hundred miles SE of Bermuda. They have become a little better organized and conditions are somewhat favorable for redevelopment into a tropical depression in the next day or two. My mid-week conditions are no longer favorable for development. NHC is giving this system a medium chance to redevelop.
There is a broad area of low pressure and disorganized showers and thunderstorms located SW of the Cabo Verde Islands. Conditions are favorable for development of this disturbance, and a tropical depression could form around mid-week. It is moving to the WNW over the central Atlantic. NHC is giving this system a high chance to develop.
A tropical wave is expected to move off the west coast of Africa later today. Conditions are favorable for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form in a few days. It will move to the west to WNW over the far eastern tropical Atlantic.
Elsewhere…the rest of the tropics are quiet.
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