The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor the former nor’easter that dropped heavy rain and created damaging winds across portions of the northeast this week; as it continues to move east and south east over the Atlantic, there’s a chance it could become a subtropical storm.
Right now, the storm is a non-tropical low pressure system producing gale-force winds a few hundred miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. According to the National Hurricane Center, the low should continue moving eastward at about 15 mph through Friday, continuing its march away from the shore. The low is then expected to turn southeastward on Saturday toward slightly warmer waters, and there the National Hurricane Center believes there’s a chance the system could acquire some subtropical characteristics. Such a transformation likely wouldn’t occur before the weekend or early next week.
Should the system become a named storm, it would be called “Wanda.” Wanda is the last name to be used for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season; should additional storms need names beyond Wanda, the National Hurricane Center would pull from a new list of back-up names created this year for busy seasons.
The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues for another month through to the end of November.