Tracking the tropics: Hurricane Sam, 3 other systems being watched in Atlantic

Bermuda could be dealing with Sam later this week

In addition to watching powerful Hurricane Sam this week, forecasters are keeping a close eye on three other systems in the Atlantic.

Here’s what you should know about each of them.


Hurricane Sam is a major hurricane with 130 mph winds, which puts it on the cusp of Category 3/Category 4 status. It has been on a very slow weakening trend as it moves northwest through open waters.

The forecast calls for Sam to remain a major hurricane – Category 3 or higher – as the storm moves toward Bermuda this week.

Most models keep the center of Sam to the east of Bermuda, but effects will likely extend far from the center.

Remnants of Peter

The remnants of Tropical Storm Peter, located to the southeast of Bermuda, could redevelop this week.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said conditions are favorable over the next couple of days for Peter to become a tropical depression again.

The system has a 50% chance of development within five days.

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A tropical wave is moving off the African coast Monday and has a good chance of becoming a better-organized system this week. The system has a 40% chance of development within two days and an 80% chance of development within five days.

Area in open Atlantic

Forecasters are also watching a broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It has a 40% chance of development within two days and an 80% chance within five days.

Where we stand

The Atlantic hurricane season continues through the end of November. Here’s where things stand as of Monday.