Paulette, Rene Continue to Move Through Atlantic; Disturbance Forms East of Bahamas

As Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene continue to move through the Atlantic with no threat to any land, another disturbance has formed east of the Bahamas.

A tropical disturbance a couple of hundred miles northeast of the Central Bahamas is forecast to drift westward and be in the vicinity of the Floria peninsula on Friday. Its formation chance in the next five days is low, at 20%.

Tropical Storm Paulette remains just over 1,000 miles from the nearest land area Wednesday morning, with winds of 60 miles per hour as of the latest advisory and moving west at 10 mph with no watches or warnings being issued.

Meanwhile, Rene once again became a tropical storm with winds of 40 mph while moving west-northwest at 13 mph and is 590 miles from the Cabo Verde Islands with all watches and warnings lifted.

Invest 94-L is off the coast of the Carolinas and has a 20% chance of becoming a named system in the next two to five days.

At the same time, a tropical wave that is expected to move off the coast of Africa by Thursday has an 90% chance of becoming a named storm within the next five days.

Rene is the Atlantic’s earliest 17th named storm on record,
breaking the previous record of Rita, which formed Sept. 18, 2005.