Tropical Storm Sam forms, forecast to become hurricane Friday

Tropical Depression 18 strengthened Thursday morning to Tropical Storm Sam.

It’s the 18th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Sam is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane on Friday.

Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says, " The jury is still out on how far west this one might make it but heads up for parts of the Caribbean in a week or so. It *might* still be a little early on the re-orientation of the steering currents to bring this wave real far to the west, but it’s not a sure thing.”

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