Tammy, which was once a hurricane and then dissolved to a post-tropical storm, redeveloped into a classic tropical storm again today. Fortunately, the storm is moving east away from land and is no threat to the U.S.
According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Tammy was located about 200 miles due east of Bermuda and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm is drifting to the northwest at 3 mph and has a minimum central pressure of 988 mb or 29.18″.
With the storm moving away from Bermuda, the Gale Warning that was in effect for there has been dropped. However, the NHC advises for interests in Bermuda to continue to monitor the progress of Tammy should the forecast track shift.
While Tammy is moving toward the northwest now, it is expected to turn to the north tonight followed by a turn to the east over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Tammy will begin to move away from Bermuda Saturday morning. As the storm moves east, gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center of the storm. Because of the size, gusty winds continue to blow across Bermuda.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through to the end of November. While Tammy is the only tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin at this time, that could change over the next 7 days.
According to the NHC, a broad area of low pressure has formed over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Environmental conditions could support some slow development of this system during the next several days while it moves generally northward towards or over Cuba.