Tracking the Tropics: Paulette & Rene

WSAV Hurricane Central

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — We are now in the peak of hurricane season. In the Atlantic Basin, there are two tropical storms and three tropical waves the National Hurricane Center is tracking. On top of that, the wave train off the coast of Africa potentially has multiple waves lining up.

Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Paulette formed late Monday morning and Tropical Storm Rene formed Monday evening. While both these storms are far, FAR, away, we will continue to monitor them as they track west.

Tropical Storm Paulette

Tropical Storm Paulette is maintaining strength for now. The tropical storm has max sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving to the west/northwest at 10 mph.

Little change in strength is expected tomorrow, but Paulette could restrengthen next week.

The Bermuda High will continue to steer the system to the west. Paulette will slowly turn west-northwest by this weekend. This system is currently no threat to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

Tropical Storm Rene

Rene is moving to the west-northwest with no change in strength. The storm is pulling away from the Cape Verde Islands. The tropical storm has max sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving to the west/northwest at 13 mph.

Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Rene could still become a hurricane in a couple of days.

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