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Weekend tropics check (09/25/2021)

Sam strengthens; Teresa forms
Posted at 10:03 AM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 22:45:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hurricane Sam continues it trip over the Atlantic, situated about 1,200 miles east of the Virgin Islands. Its highest winds are 100 mph, and it has plenty of opportunity to grow into a major hurricane this weekend. It is expected to maintain a west or west-northwest course through early next week, still staying away from most points of land. Long-range projections turn the path of Sam northwest, then north, in the open western Atlantic waters.

Other systems of note:

  • Low pressure north of Bermuda gained enough organization to be classified as a subtropical storm, named Teresa. It will be a short-lived system, moving generally northward over the weekend.
  • A new tropical wave reaching the easternmost Atlantic waters is expected to gradually become better organized in the Cape Verde region (50% formation chance).

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