Hurricane Nigel forms in Atlantic
FOX 13 Meteorologist Jim Weber is watching Hurricane Nigel, which formed early Monday morning as we cross over the heart of hurricane season. Weber says that while Nigel is expected to strengthen, it will stay over open waters. Weber is also keeping an eye on an area off the southeast coast that could acquire some tropical characteristics over the next few days. He says another wave is also working its way off the coast of Africa and could develop as well.
TAMPA, Fla. - The 14th named storm of the 2023 hurricane season formed overnight.
As of 11 a.m. on Monday, Hurricane Nigel was located at 27.2 degrees longitude and 51.4 degrees latitude.
It had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles an hour and was traveling northwest at 12 miles an hour.
FOX 13 Meteorologist Dave Osterberg says Hurricane Nigel is just sitting in the middle of the Atlantic.
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He expects it to rapidly strengthen into a Category 3 storm and stay out over open waters.
Computer models show Hurricane Nigel staying over open waters.