September 20 (WNN) — Tropical Storm Rose, the 17th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, is moving into the open Atlantic, but it appears it will not make landfall anywhere, forecasters said Monday.
The storm became a designated system on Sunday, but its path is forecast to move it north and west. For now, that means it’s not in danger of coming to the United States or anywhere else.
Rose is one of two systems that forecasters have been monitoring in the Atlantic basin for the past few days. The second, Tropical Storm Peter, is ahead of Rose in the basin, but it also does not move toward the US coast.
In its 5 a.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said that Rose was located 550 miles west of the southern Cabo Verde Islands and was carrying maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It is moving to the northwest at a speed of 15 mph.
No Coastal Watch or Warning was in effect, but tropical-storm-force winds are extending up to 35 miles from the center of the storm.
The NHC said the rose is forecast to strengthen somewhat on Monday and move northwestwards from Wednesday.
By Tuesday, environmental conditions are expected to become less favorable, thereby initiating a slow weakening trend.