(CNN) – The busy hurricane season It continues this year with increased activity in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Peter is the 16th storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Peter turned into a storm Sunday morning after a tropical depression.
Located hundreds of miles northeast of the Leeward Islands, Peter experienced winds of 45 mph on Sunday morning.
“Some strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours as Peter hovers over warmer sea surface temperatures,” The National Hurricane Center said (NHC).
There are currently no tropical hours or warnings in effect, but the storm could bring flood threats to parts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the North Leeward Islands earlier this week.
“Precipitation around Tropical Storm Peter’s Southern Ocean may cause urban plains and small streams from late Sunday through Tuesday,” According to the NHC.
In the middle of the week, the storm is expected to weaken slowly as it enters an unfavorable environment.
Peter’s current track forecast points to a northward turn on Wednesday, reducing the storm’s impact on land as it continues to make its way across the Atlantic Ocean into the weekend.
Some coastal areas in the eastern United States could return to currents this week due to waves that cut hundreds of kilometers from the storm.
A second tropical system is forming in the Atlantic Ocean
After Peter crossed the Atlantic, another disturbance appeared off the coast of Africa.
“The small low pressure system that the NHC has been tracking over the past few days has acquired a well-defined circulation and deep regulated load enough to be classified as a tropical depression.” NHC . said Sunday morning.
Tropical Depression 17 is expected to move toward the northwest Atlantic Ocean throughout the week, becoming a tropical storm on Sunday or Monday.
If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be called Rose.
After midweek, the turbulence will subside as it heads out to sea.