With a busy ongoing Atlantic hurricane season, there is some good news to share: the bulk of Major Hurricane Sam will slide to the east of Bermuda, sparing it from another tropical cyclone impact; Tropical Storm Victor continues to spin about in the far Atlantic and is of no threat to land; no other tropical cyclone appears to be threatening the U.S. or its interests anytime soon.
Beyond Sam and Victor, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says it isn’t tracking any disturbance anywhere within the Atlantic hurricane basin that could become a tropical cyclone over the next 5 days. The latest Tropical Outlook report from the NHc is one of the most brief in a while, pointing out a lack of tropical cyclone formation in the near future.
As Sam moves north east of Bermuda, some gusty winds and showers may brush by the island tonight. Because of that risk, Bermuda placed itself under a Tropical Storm Warning. However, the worst of the hurricane will pass well east of the island on its way to the central North Atlantic. Sam is of no direct threat to the U.S. or Canadian East Coast; however, dangerous swells from the storm will be impacting much of the North American coast over the next several days, leading to some beach erosion and potentially lethal rip currents. Even advanced swimmers and surfers should avoid the rough ocean conditions until they calm down next week.
Tropical Storm Victor was once forecast to briefly become a hurricane, but that no longer appears likely for now. While it won’t strengthen as initially forecast, it will continue to move on the previously north west forecast track into the cold waters of the central North Atlantic. There, it will weaken and fade away far from any land.