Tropical Storm Nigel Has Intensified Into a Hurricane

A map of Hurricane Nigel in the Atlantic Ocean.

A map of Hurricane Nigel in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical storm Nigel formed in the Atlantic Ocean late last week and has quickly intensified into a category 1 hurricane. The storm system is not currently a threat to any community as it is far out in the middle of the ocean.

The storm currently has sustained maximum winds of about 80 miles per hour and is expected to become a major category 3 hurricane by Tuesday, according to national forecasters. The hurricane is expected to move towards the U.S. and the Caribbean for the next few days but it is expected to turn northward by the end of Tuesday, an Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion explained. Nigel is expected to gradually weaken by the middle of this week.

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