MIAMI (AP) Forecasters reported Saturday night that a new tropical depression was forming in the Atlantic Ocean. This is after Odette, formerly a tropical storm, headed offshore from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Forecasters stated that Tropical Depression Sixteen was 670 miles (1.080 km) east of Northern Leeward Islands. It was expected that it would pass north of the islands Monday and Tuesday.
The system was moving west-northwest at a speed of 14 mph (22 km/h). Top winds winds were about 35 mph (55 KPH). Forecasters predicted it would become a tropical storm Sunday. At that time, it would be named Peter.
Parts of the Northern Leeward Islands (including Puerto Rico) were able to receive rainfall of up to 3 inches (3-8 cm) from Tuesday to Tuesday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami had stopped issuing advisories for post-tropical Cyclone Odette on Saturday. The system was located south of Atlantic Canada.
Forecasters stated that the remnants of a tropical storm are causing dangerous waves to parts of the mid-Atlantic coastline.