Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Depression Seventeen form in the Atlantic

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Peter was upgraded to a tropical storm Sunday morning as a new tropical depression forms in the central Atlantic.

Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Chris Mulcahy

12:48 PM EDT September 9, 2021

6:25 AM EDT September 19, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We have two brand new systems to track across the Atlantic Basin.

Tropical Storm Peter

Tropical Depression Sixteen was upgraded to Tropical Storm Peter as of 5 a.m. Sunday. Peter is located 630 miles east of the Leeward Islands racing to the northwest at 15 mph.

Models show this storm becoming better organized over the next few days as it moves northwestward. Models are hinting at a track out to sea, actually being steered by a strong cold front that will impact our local forecast.

Regardless, these storms are historically ones to watch for the Carolinas, so we’ll keep a close eye on any potential changes.

Tropical Depression Seventeen

Elsewhere, Tropical Depression Seventeen has formed Sunday morning too. Although this system could be upgraded to a tropical storm, it will be a fish storm and have no impact to land.

The next two names on the 2021 Atlantic hurricane list are Peter and Rose.

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