Currently no tropical watches or warnings are in effect, but the storm could bring flood threats to parts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Leeward Islands early this week.
“Rainfall around the southern periphery of Tropical Storm Peter may lead to areas of urban and small stream flooding from late Sunday into Tuesday
,” according to the NHC
By the middle of the week, the storm is expected to experience slow weakening as it enters a more unfavorable environment.
The current forecast track for Peter indicates a northward turn around Wednesday, minimizing the storm’s impact on land as continues to meander across the Atlantic by the end of the week.
Some coastal areas of the eastern US could have rip currents this week due to waves propagating hundreds of miles away from the storm.
A second tropical system forms in the Atlantic
Trailing behind Peter across the Atlantic, another disturbance has made its way off the coast of Africa.
“The small low pressure system that the NHC has been tracking the past few days has acquired a well-defined circulation and enough organized deep convection to be classified as a tropical depression
,” die NHC said Sunday morning
Tropical Depression Seventeen is forecast to track northwestward into the mid-Atlantic throughout the week, strengthening into a tropical storm on Sunday or Monday.
If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Rose.
After midweek, the disturbance will weaken as it heads out to sea.