Tracking Nigel

Tropical Storm Nigel formed on Saturday, Sept. 16, becoming the fourteenth named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.

It continues to strengthen as it heads toward the north-northwest and is expected to become a hurricane early this week.

What You Need To Know

  • Tropical Storm Nigel formed on Saturday, Sept. 16
  • It will continue to strengthen as it moves northwest over the Atlantic
  • Nigel is forecast to become a hurricane and could affect Bermuda this week

Located 980 miles east-northeast of Lesser Antilles, Nigel has strengthened a bit since becoming a tropical storm. It is now producing maximum sustained wind speeds of 50 mph.

With gradual strengthening forecast over the next few days, Nigel will likely become a hurricane on Monday and could even become a major hurricane around midweek.

It will continue to track northeast, where it will come close to Bermuda Tuesday night into Wednesday, but should stay west of the island.

After that, Nigel is then expected to curve up toward the northeast during the second half of this week. Once it does that, Nigel will likely weaken as it heads over cooler water.

Regardless, it doesn’t look to be a direct threat to the U.S. mainland.

Along with Nigel, we are also tracking Lee, Margot and another disturbance in the Atlantic basin.

Check here for a look at the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season so far.

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