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Tropical Storm Peter forms in Atlantic, becomes 16th named storm of 2021 hurricane season

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Sep 19, 2021

Tropical Depression Peter is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 mph. A turn to the north is expected by tonight, followed by a north-northeastward or northeastward motion through the end of the week.

On the forecast track, the center of Peter will continue moving away from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph with higher gusts.

Gradual weakening is expected during the next couple of days, and Peter is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low on Thursday.

As of 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 22:

Location: 21.6°N 66.9°W

Moving: NNW at 7 mph

Min pressure: 1008 mb

Max sustained winds: 35 mph

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