FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Rose forms Sunday
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tropical Storm Rose forms near the western coast of Africa.
TROPICAL STORM ROSE
At 8:00pm, the center of Tropical Storm Rose was located near latitude 14.3 North, longitude 29.9 West. Rose is moving toward the north-northwest near 16 mph. A motion toward the northwest is forecast to begin by tonight and continue through Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected through Monday. By Tuesday, environmental conditions are expected to become less conducive, and Rose is forecast to begin a slow weakening trend. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb.
TROPICAL STORM PETER
At 5:00pm, the center of Tropical Storm Peter was located near latitude 18.4 North, longitude 57.8 West. Peter is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph, and this general motion along with a gradual decrease in forward speed is is expected through Tuesday.
A turn to the northwest is expected to occur by Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Peter is expected to pass well north of the Leeward Islands on Monday and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast tonight. Some slight weakening is expected on Monday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles primarily to the northeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb.
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