Tropical Depression 15 in the Atlantic Ocean will likely transform into Tropical Storm Nigel soon

What was known as Invest 97L has now developed into Tropical Depression 15, and will likely soon become Tropical Storm Nigel.

It was a tropical disturbance Hovering off the coast of Africa For several days. Now, it is the newest Atlantic tropical depression of 2023 tornado season.

Tropical Depression XV.
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A tropical depression is a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of less than 39 mph. Once a tropical depression forms, the National Hurricane Center gives it a number based on the order in which it forms in the hurricane season (tropical depression one, two, three, etc.). In the case of Fifteen, wind speeds are estimated at 35 mph, moving northwest at 12 mph.

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According to the FOX Forecast Center, Fifteen has a high chance of strengthening further into Tropical Storm Nigel soon — possibly through Friday evening — once its wind speeds reach or exceed 40 mph. Potential Nigel is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday, then a major hurricane early next week, the NHC said.

What to expect in the tropics as hurricane season enters September

Tropical depression fifteenth forecast cone.
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The Fox Forecast Center said: “Environmental conditions appear favorable for strengthening the hurricane, and there is growing confidence that the storm will turn into a hurricane next week north of the Caribbean islands.”

As for where it goes from there, Brian Norcross, a hurricane specialist at FOX Weather, said computer forecasts show it heading toward the western Atlantic on a path somewhat similar to Hurricane Lee, though only Bermuda appears to be threatened at this time.

Tropical Storm Margot does not pose a threat to the United States

What was previously Hurricane Margot weakened to a tropical storm on Friday morning. The storm is still not expected to threaten the United States, but it could move to the Azores island chain next week.

Forecast cone for Tropical Storm Margot.
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Margot is located about 625 miles west of the Azores and has winds of 65 mph. The storm is essentially adrift and is expected to remain meandering within weak channeling currents on Friday before making a small clockwise loop over the weekend while weakening to about 45 mph.

The National Hurricane Center said swelling from Hurricane Margot will continue to impact the Azores over the next few days. These swells have the potential to cause life-threatening waves and rip current conditions.

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A 97-L booster invested in Tropical Depression 15.
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A new tropical disturbance is forming off Africa

A new tropical wave is expected to appear off the west coast of Africa by the middle of next week, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is still several days before it becomes relevant, but some gradual development of this system is possible once it moves out of Africa and begins its journey west across the eastern tropical Atlantic.

Currently, the NHC is giving the system only 20% development by the end of next week.

The current area to watch for Potential Tropical Disturbance No. 1.
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Hurricane Lee caused rough seas and rip currents

Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect as dangerous surf and rip current conditions from Hurricane Lee affect much of the East Coast. Winds are set to increase along the New England coast Friday evening into Saturday. Winds in Lee are 85 mph as of the NHC’s late Friday morning forecast update.

While the center of the storm is likely to remain east we And move to Canadian The Maritimes’ massive wind field stretches hundreds of miles and won’t spare the New England coast from its wrath, the FOX Forecast Center said. Conditions will deteriorate Friday evening, and will be at their worst on Saturday before quickly declining late Saturday into early Sunday morning.

What to expect in September during hurricane season

Forecast cone for Hurricane Lee.
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The Atlantic just passed the statistical peak of hurricane season on September 10th. This occurs when sea surface temperatures are highest, and wind shear or strong, hostile winds are lowest.

The graph shows the daily frequency of tropical cyclones over the past 100 years.
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