A new tropical depression is forming in the Atlantic Ocean; Odette well offshore


Forecasters said a new tropical depression was forming in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday evening as the former tropical storm named Odette made its way well off Nova Scotia in Canada.

Tropical Depression Sixteen was located 670 miles (1,080 kilometers) east of the northern Leeward Islands, forecasters said. He was to pass north of the islands on Monday and Tuesday.

The strongest winds were around 35 mph (55 km / h) and the system was moving west-northwest at 14 mph (22 km / h). Forecasters were expecting it to turn into a tropical storm on Sunday, when it would be called Peter, the next name on the list.

Precipitation of 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 centimeters) was possible for parts of the Northern Leeward Islands, including the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami on Saturday ended advisories regarding post-tropical Cyclone Odette. The system was located in southern Atlantic Canada.

Swells generated by the former tropical storm were affecting parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast and will continue to create dangerous conditions off the coast of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada for the remainder of the weekend. , forecasters said.

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