Tropical Storm Igor (11L) Continues Moving Slowly Westward16.0N 24W
At 11:00 PM AST (03:00 UTC) the center of Tropical Storm Igor was located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 24.6 West. The main image shows the convection of the western half of the system, while the entire storm can be seen in the animated image.
Igor is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/hr). A turn toward the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected on Thursday.
On the forecast track, the center of Igor is expected to pass south and west of the Cape Verde islands by Thursday evening.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/hr) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Igor could become a hurricane by the weekend. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches). Hazards currently affecting land are mainly winds – tropical storm conditions are possible in the southern Cape Verde islands through Thursday morning.