Tropical Storm Sebastien is holding steady over the Atlantic Ocean; despite yesterday’s forecast by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) that it would be upgraded to a hurricane today, the intensification never occurred. Sebastien has the same intensity now that it did this time yesterday.
In the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, the center of Tropical Storm Sebastien was located near latitude 26.2 North, longitude 53.7 West. The tropical storm is moving toward the east-northeast near 16 mph. While the estimated minimum central pressure is at 999mb or 29.50″, maximum sustained winds remain unchanged at about 60mph with higher gusts.
According to the latest NHC forecast, Sebastien’s general east-northeastward to northeastward motion is expected through the weekend. The NHC expects gradual weakening over the weekend, with the system forecast to completely dissipate by early next week over the Atlantic Ocean.
While the wind field has expanded, with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 195 miles, the storm is of no threat to any landmass.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through November 30.