Tropical Storm Victor weakens in eastern Atlantic

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Sept. 30 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Victor began is expected to weaken to a tropical depression over the weekend as it moves northwest, forecasters said Saturday.

In its 11 a.m. AST update, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 905 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It had 40 mph maximum sustained winds and was moving northwest at 12 mph.

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Victor is the 20th named storm of the season, leaving the National Hurricane Center with one last name, Wanda, on its primary list.

“Victor ismoving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph, and thisgeneral motion is expected to continue with a gradual turn toward the northwest over the next several days,” the NHC said.

Earlier predictions had Victor possibly intensifying into a hurricane.

Victor is one of two areas of disturbed weather that forecasters have been monitoring over the eastern Atlantic.

Once Wanda forms, forecasters will utilize a supplemental list prepared by the World Meteorologist Organization to name systems. The list will replace the Greek alphabet, which was used to name storms amid two hyperactive seasons in the past: 2020 and 2005.