Victor weakens from a storm to a depression


Sept. 30 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Victor is still holding on but has weakened to a tropical depression, forecasters said Saturday.

At 5 p.m. AST update, the National Hurricane Center said the center of what’s now Tropical Depression Victor was located over the Atlantic Ocean about 950 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph, a motion that will continue during the next few days. Victor is expected to gradually weaken during the next couple of days and could become a remnant. The system is forecast to dissipate by Tuesday.


No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

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

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.