Atlantic tropical storms Peter and Rose could be followed by a third system later this week.
Peter is forecast to turn northwest and then northward into the central Atlantic. That track should take the storm north of the Lesser Antilles in the week ahead. The storm is unlikely to gain much strength amid unfavorable upper-level winds and dry air. Parts of the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands could see some peripheral impacts from Peter. Locally heavy rain is possible through Tuesday and Peter will also generate high surf.
Tropical Storm Rose is located in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean to the west of the Cabo Verde Islands.Rose is forecast to track northwestward into the open Atlantic waters and is no threat to land. It should weaken to a tropical depression later this week.
The National Hurricane Center is also watching another tropical disturbance located just off the west coast of Africa. This system could form into a tropical depression or storm later in the week ahead as it tracks westward.It’s too early to know whether this system will ever pose a threat to any land areas over a week from now.