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Tropical Storm Peter, Tropical Storm Rose form over the Atlantic Ocean

The storms are expected to bring rain in the coming days.
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose. A third system began forming, System 1, Sunday afternoon.
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose. A third system began forming, System 1, Sunday afternoon. [ National Hurricane Center ]
Published Sep. 19
Updated Sep. 20

MIAMI — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Peter formed over the Atlantic Ocean early Sunday and Tropical Storm Rose formed later Sunday, the 17th named storm of the 2021 hurricane season.

A third system is spinning over the Atlantic.

Peter was centered several hundred miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m.. EDT advisory.

The tropical storm was expected to bring rain to the islands including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday. Forecasters expected 1 to 2 inches of rainfall through Tuesday.

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Top winds were around 45 mph and Peter was moving west-northwest at 17 mph. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Some slight weakening is expected on Monday.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Rose formed Sunday. Forecasters said it was over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, over 300 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Rose is moving toward the north-northwest at about 16 mph.

Rose’s maximum sustained winds are at 40 mph. The storm is expected to strengthen through Monday, but it’s expected to start weakening Tuesday.

Tropical wave System 1 is moving off the coast of Africa, the National Hurricane Center said, as of Sunday at 8 p.m. It has a 50 percent chance to become a tropical depression later this week over the central tropical Atlantic.

The remnants of Odette are a few hundred miles south of Newfoundland. The National Hurricane Center said it “could move over warmer waters” and “acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics by the middle of the week.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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