Tropical Storm Warning Victor begins to sag in the eastern Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Warning As it proceeds northwest, Victor is anticipated to weaken to a tropical depression during the weekend, according to forecasters.
The National Hurricane Center reported the storm was roughly 850 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands in its 5 a.m. AST update. It had sustained winds of 50 mph and was heading west-northwest at 13 mph.
Victor is the season’s 20th named storm, leaving the National Hurricane Center with only one last name on its primary list, Wanda.
“Victor is moving west-northwest near 13 mph, and this general motion is likely to continue over the next several days with a progressive shift toward the northwest,” the NHC said.
Victor was expected to become a hurricane, according to previous forecasts.
Forecasters have been keeping an eye on two bands of unstable weather over the eastern Atlantic.
Forecasters will name systems using an additional list prepared by the World Meteorologist Organization after Wanda has formed. The list will take the role of the Greek alphabet, which was previously used to designate storms during two particularly active seasons: 2020 and 2005.
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