Posted: Monday, September 18, 2023. 8:30 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are closely monitoring Hurricane Nigel in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Nigel is forecast to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane on Tuesday.
As of this morning, Nigel was located some 935 miles East southeast of Bermuda.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts.
Nigel is forecast to rapidly strengthen into a major hurricane on Tuesday.
A gradual weakening trend could start late Wednesday.
Elsewhere in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic, a tropical wave is expected to move off the west coast of Africa by Wednesday.
A tropical depression could form late this week or this weekend while the system moves westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic.
This system has a 70% chance of formation through the next 7 days.
In the Western Atlantic, a non-tropical area of low pressure is forecast to form near the southeastern coast of the United States late this week.
This system could acquire some subtropical characteristics this weekend if it remains offshore while it moves slowly northward or northwestward.
This system has a 30% chance of formation through the next 7 days.
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