Vicky becomes 20th named storm for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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    Tropical Storm Vicky has formed in the Atlantic, the 20th named storm of the 2020 Hurricane Season.

    It is however expected to be short-lived.

    According to the National Hurricane Centre, the system is expected to turn northwest tonight, with little change in strength is expected during the next day or so.

    It is expected to begin weakening by Tuesday night, and Vicky is forecast to degenerate to a remnant low on Thursday.


    TROPICAL STORM TEDDY

    Also in the Atlantic is Tropical Storm Teddy, which is forecast to become a hurricane by Tuesday night.

    On its forecast track however Teddy poses no threat to the Caribbean.

    Despite this however, the MET Service says it can generate large swells which are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles as well as the north-eastern coast of south America by midweek.


    HURRICANE SALLY

    Meanwhile in the Gulf of Mexico, Sally has become a hurricane that is now threatening the US Gulf Coast.

    Sally is carrying maximum sustained winds near 150 km/h, and additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:

    • Port Fourchon Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida Border
    • Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne
    • Mobile Bay

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

    • Morgan City Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida Border
    • Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

    • Alabama/Florida Border to Indian Pass Florida
    • Intracoastal City Louisiana to west of Morgan City

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

    • Indian Pass to Ochlockonee River Florida


    HURRICANE PAULETTE

    A Hurricane Warning remains in place for Bermuda.

    The National Hurricane Centre says the islands continue to experience hurricane conditions and torrential rains associated with the southern eye-wall of Paulette.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 155 km/h, with additional strengthening likely through Tuesday night as Paulette accelerates northeastward to east-northeastward.

    Gradual weakening is however forecast to begin on Wednesday.