...TERESA REMAINS POORLY ORGANIZED... EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW BY TONIGHT...
AT 5 a.m. AST, the center of Subtropical Storm Teresa was located over the Atlantic Ocean about 155 miles (245 km) north-northwest of Bermuda. It is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn to the north is expected later today, followed by a northeastward motion after that.
..SAM ALMOST A MAJOR HURRICANE... ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING EXPECTED...
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
At 5 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Sam was located over the tropical Atlantic Ocean about 1150 miles (1885 km) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A slower motion to the
west-northwest is expected over the weekend, followed by a turn to the northwest on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts - a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Sam is a small hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches). Additional strengthening is forecast to take place, and Sam is expected to become a major hurricane later today.
Another area of concern will be found to the south of the Cabo Verde Islands. A new tropical wave is expected to emerge off the African coast by Monday of next week. As this tropical wave tracks westward through a favorable environment, a tropical depression or storm may form south or southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands around the middle and latter part of next week.For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here