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NHC: Tropical Storm Peter maintains strength as it moves in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Peter is expected to pass north of the Leeward Islands early this week.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Storm Peter hasn't changed much in strength, NHC reconnaissance aircraft says. 

The storm formed over the weekend and is currently about 245 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. 

Peter currently is packing 50 mph winds as it moves west-northwest at 14 mph. 

According to the NHC, Peter is moving toward the west-northwest and is expected to gradually decrease in speed through Tuesday. A turn to the northwest is expected to happen by Wednesday. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

Peter is expected to pass well to the north of the northern Leeward Islands on Monday and Tuesday, the NHC reports. Little change in strength is expected through Monday.

Possible life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along with flooding are expected in certain areas through Tuesday across Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Leeward Islands

No watches or warnings are in effect at this time. 

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

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