Tracking the Tropics: Paulette could become a hurricane over the weekend

WSAV Hurricane Central

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — We are now in the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and there are multiple systems that the National Hurricane Center is monitoring. Two tropical storms are in the central Atlantic and there are other areas being watched for potential development.

Tracking Paulette

As of 11 PM EDT, tropical storm Paulette has sustained wind of 65 mph. It is located in central Atlantic and is moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph.

This path takes the storm in the general direction of Bermuda. Paulette is expected to become a hurricane this weekend and could hit Bermuda as a Category 2 storm.

There is no threat to the U.S. at this time from Paulette.

Tracking Rene

As of 11 PM EDT, tropical storm Rene has sustained wind of 45 mph, making this a minimal tropical storm. Over the next several days, Rene is expected to become stronger and may also become a hurricane.

The projected path indicates that tropical storm Rene will be staying over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean and poses no threat to land.

2020 Names & Season Peak

September 10th is the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and there are only four more names left on the 2020 name list. After they are all used, we will switch to the Greek alphabet. The season with the most named storms was 2005 when we made it to Zeta which was a tropical storm that formed on December 30th in the central Atlantic.

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