Hurricane Sam weakening over the North Atlantic
Sam will deteriorate over the next several days
Hurricane Sam: Sam has fallen from a category 4 to a category 3 hurricane, a positive trend that should lead to Sam’s demise by the middle of the upcoming week. As of Saturday night, Sam had 115 mph winds and was moving northeast at 16 mph. As the forward movement speed and the central pressure increase, the max winds will decrease and Sam will fall apart. The cooler waters of the northern Atlantic will speed up this process by Monday.
The high pressure system over the Southeast is helping keep Sam well off our coast. However, like previous storms this season (Bill, Henri, Mindy and Odette), it has kicked up rough surf along our beaches. With Sam now pulling away from Bermuda, our rip current threat will be at a moderate level for all beaches Sunday.
Tropical Depression Victor: Tropical Depression Victor has started to diminish, a trend that will continue over the next several days. The system is no threat to the United States. It will stay out in the middle of the Atlantic through the first half of next week.
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