The 10th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed: Tropical Storm Julian blossomed today in the central North Atlantic. Fortunately, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says it is likely this system will become a post-tropical storm on Monday and not impact any landmass around North America. This is good news in light of the catastrophic landfall of Major Hurricane Ida now underway in Louisiana.
In the latest advisory from the NHC, Julian was located at 35.1N 46.8W which puts it about 865 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland and about 1,115 miles west of the Azores. Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph while the minimum central pressure is 998 mb or 29.47″.
According to the NHC, while Julian is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph for now, a faster motion toward the northeast and then north over the north Atlantic is expected through Tuesday. Weakening should begin on Monday, with Julian likely becoming post-tropical by Monday evening.