Sept. 14 (UPI)– Vicky weakened Wednesday morning, barely holding on to its status as a tropical storm over the Central Atlantic.
In an 11 p.m. AST advisory, the National Typhoon Center stated Vicky lay 860 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It had maximum continual winds of 40 mph and was moving west at 10 miles per hour.
Vicky was the 20 th hurricane of the 2020 season and set a brand-new early record for a “V” named storm. It was formed off the western coastline of Africa and strengthened into a hurricane on Monday.
The NHC stated it expects Vicky to dissipate by mid-week.
” A west-southwestward motion is anticipated to start by Friday and continue through dissipation,” it said.
The NHC has stated it expects Vicky to be “short-lived” and not impact land.
The storm signs up with several others that remain in the Atlantic Basin: Hurricanes Sally and Teddy, post-tropical cyclone Paulette and Tropical Anxiety Rene. There are likewise 2 other disturbances, one near the African coast and one in the Gulf of Mexico.