Tropical Storm Earl joins Daniel in reaching hurricane status

Tropical Storm Earl joins Daniel in reaching hurricane status

GOES-East – Sector View: Tropical Atlantic, 10:07 am, Sunday, September 4, 2022. Source – NOAA GOES East satellite.

Hot on the heels of Hurricane Daniel Earl formed near the Caribbean Sea and could be the next Atlantic hurricane.

As Hurricane Daniel roams the open north-central Atlantic, National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Earl will pass the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Sunday before turning into a hurricane later this week.

Puerto Rico may see rivers rise rapidly due to heavy rains and associated landslides. As of 5:00 a.m. ET, Earl was about 75 miles north of St. Thomas, moving west-northwest at 8 mph with winds maintaining a top speed of 85 kph (50 mph). hour).

Forecasters AccuWeather Earl is said to remain a tropical storm through the weekend and into the early part of this week, picking up some strength in the meantime. Earl is then expected to take on the strength of a hurricane as it drifts away, passing southeast of Bermuda and out into the open Atlantic Ocean.

National Hurricane Center graphics

“While the center of Earl will remain northeast of the Caribbean, rain and wind will move west from the northern Leeward Islands through Puerto Rico until Sunday evening,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alan Reppert said.

Beware of Hurricane Daniel

Let’s talk about Hurricane Daniel for a few minutes. Although Danielle has moved very little over the past few hours, the NHC does expect Danielle to start slowly heading north today.

Becoming Category 1 hurricane on FridayDanielle then reverted to tropical storm strength on Saturday, and on Saturday evening it re-intensified into a hurricane.

National Hurricane Center graphics

A slightly faster northeasterly movement is forecast to begin tonight and continue for several days. The maximum wind speed is currently 120 km/h (75 mph) with stronger gusts.

This hurricane is expected to intensify slightly until Monday before it faces more hostile developmental conditions.

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