Hurricane As it approaches Newfoundland, Sam continues to deteriorate.


Hurricane As it approaches Newfoundland, Sam continues to deteriorate.

Hurricane Sam is predicted to weaken and become a post-tropical low pressure system on Monday.

The National Hurricane Center reported the storm was centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 560 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, making it a Category 2 storm, according to its 5 p.m. AST update. Sam is traveling at a speed of 16 miles per hour east-northeast.

According to the National Hurricane Center, this general motion will pick up speed over the next few days and change to a powerful post-tropical cyclone on Monday. It travels nicely to Newfoundland’s southeast and east.

According to the forecast, there are no coastal watches or warnings in place. For the next several days, swells caused by Same will affect the northern Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the eastern United States, and Atlantic Canada.

On Friday, the strong hurricane took a swing to the northeast. Sam is expected to diminish during the next three days, weakening to a hurricane-force post-tropical low by Monday night or early Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sam is the 18th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and the seventh hurricane. Sally, the “s” named storm, formed on Sept. 12 a year ago.

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