FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Paulette continues to move northwest
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Tropical Storm Paulette is continuing to move north-northwest late Monday night.
As of 11 p.m. Monday, Paulette was about 1,230 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with 45 mph winds as it moves north-northwest at 5 mph.
The current forecast track for Paulette shows a more northerly turn by the weekend. Current conditions may keep it a tropical storm.
The storm is forecast to turn toward the northwest and move faster on Tuesday, and move west-northwestward or westward on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tropical Storm Rene is moving across the eastern Cabo Verde Islands and is expected to produce tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall.
Current data shows Rene 45 miles west of Boa Vista Cabo Verde Islands with 40 mph winds and moving west at 14 mph.
On the forecast track, the center of Rene will pass over the central Cabo Verde Islands and over the western Cabo Verde Islands.
Forecasters are also watching an area of low pressure just south-southwest of Bermuda. They say it is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers.
NHC officials some gradual development of this system is possible during the next few days while the low moves slowly westward to west-northwestward.
Forecasts say there is a 20 percent chance of development through the next 48 hours, and a 40 percent chance of formation through the next 5 days.
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