Tropical Cyclone 17L (Paulette)…is located 1350 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands
Tropical Cyclone 18L (Rene)...is located 30 miles south-southeast of Sao Nicolau, Cabo Verde Islands
Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 17L (Paulette)
What the computer models are showing
According to the NHC Advisory 5…Paulette is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h).
The storm is forecast to turn toward the northwest and move faster on Tuesday, and move west-northwestward or westward on Wednesday and Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast during the day or two, with little change in strength expected afterward through Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center.
Tropical Cyclone 18L (Rene)Tropical Cyclone 18L (Rene)
What the computer models show
According to the NHC Advisory 4A…Rene is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a motion toward the west to west-northwest is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Rene will pass over the central Cabo Verde Islands this morning and over the western Cabo Verde Islands this afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today, followed by gradual strengthening tonight into Thursday, with Rene forecast to become a hurricane in two or three days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. Sal, Cabo Verde Islands, recently reported sustained winds of 32 mph (52 km/h).
>>>An area of low pressure located about 250 miles west-southwest of Bermuda is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some gradual development of this system is possible during the next few days while the low moves slowly westward to west-northwestward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent>>> A tropical wave is forecast to emerge off the west coast of Africa late Wednesday or Thursday. Gradual development is anticipated once the system moves over water, and a tropical depression could form late this week or over the weekend while the system moves generally westward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent
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