Rene re-strengthens to a tropical storm over the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Rene track

Tropical Storm Rene could become a hurricane in a few days

The latest update form the NHC mentioned Paulette could briefly become a hurricane despite the shear in the storm's area. That storm's maximum sustained winds were near 60 miles per hour (95 kph) with gradual weakening expected to begin Thursday or Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

As the season goes on into September, that window extends further into the western Atlantic giving plenty of room and opportunities for hurricanes to breathe.

As of this evening, the center of Tropical Storm Paulette was located near latitude 18.7 North, longitude 44.3 West.

At of 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Tropical Storm Rene was located about 510 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west-northwest at 13 mph. Gradual weakening is then expected to begin on Wednesday and should continue for a couple days thereafter.

As was the case with Paulette, there is a significant chance more early formation records will fall and join Cristobal, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana and Omar as top of the list for early formation for their respective letters.

The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring two other areas of possible development.

Tropical outlook Tuesday morning
The National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene as well as two other tropical waves

"An area of low pressure now to the southeast of Bermuda will track to the west early this week", Douty said.

While showers and thunderstorm activity has recently increased in the system, it still "remains somewhat disorganized", the National Hurricane Center said.

The first is southwest of Bermuda and has a moderate chance of developing as it moves towards the Mid-Atlantic states over the next few days.

The system is likely to develop later this week.

Another strong tropical wave is projected to emerge from the African Coast late in the week.

Meteorologists are watching two tropical storms which could approach Bermuda next week.

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