Systems Weakening, Rene Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Tropical Storm Paulette weakened as it moved through the Atlantic and Rene was downgraded to a tropical depression Monday night but are still not a threat to South Florida or any land areas.

The latest advisory on Tropical Storm Paulette has the system with winds at 60 miles per hour and moving slowly to the northwest at 9 mph, but it sits about 1,400 miles from the closest land area and is forecasted not to be a threat to the United States at this time.

warnings or watches have been issued at this time.

Rene weakened with winds at 35 mph and is moving to the west at 16 mph. As of the latest advisory, it sits 360 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

like Paulette, the track of Rene does not have it impacting South Florida.

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

Two other systems, one off the coast of the Carolinas and another that is just off the coast of Africa, have chances as high as 40 to 60 percent for development in the next five days.