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Tropical Storm Rose expected to weaken to depression Tuesday evening

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Sept. 20 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Rose, the 17th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, was expected to weaken to a tropical depression Tuesday evening, forecasters said.

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Rose is one of two systems that forecasters have been monitoring in the Atlantic basin for the past few days. The other, Tropical Depression Peter, is ahead of Rose in the basin but neither appears to be headed for the U.S. coast.

In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said Rose was located 1,000 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was carrying maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It was moving northwest at 10 mph.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect, but tropical-storm-force winds extend outward 90 miles from the storm’s center.

“The storm should gradually turn toward the north during the next couple of days and move more to the northeast on Friday,” the NHC said.

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