Tropical Storm IGOR is located at 17.4N and 39.5W, about 1030 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands and 1470 miles east of the Leeward Islands, and is expected to be a Categor 1 Hurricane by this evening. The maximum sustained winds are 70mph with higher gusts. Tropical Storm force winds extend outward 115 miles from the center. Igor is moving to the west at 20mph and forward propagation is forecast to increase. The minimum central pressure is 995mb (29.38 inches).
This storm is forecasted to be a major hurricane by mid-week. At this time, it does not appear Igor will have an affect on the US mainland. The area of clouds off the east coast as well as over the central CONUS depcit troughs which will affect the track of Igor. Current thinking is Igor will turn to the north/northeast well before being a major impact on the east coast of the US.
Tropical Storm Igor has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is showing signs of strengthening. Currently Igor is located at 13.7N and 23.5W and about 95 miles south of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. Igor is moving to the west at 8 mph and this course is forecasted to remain steadfast the next 48 hours with some slight increase in forward propagation. The maximum sustained winds are currently 40mph with Tropical Storm force winds extending outward 50 miles from the center. The minimum central pressure is 1005mb (29.68 inches of mercury), with forecasted strengthening over the next few days.
Here is a look at the most recent forecasted track from the National Hurricane Center for Igor:
Here is the latest satellite imagery of Igor: