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My love for weather is no secret. I talk about it on the show. I’m usually more weather aware this time of year because we’re in the height of hurricane season…

The National Hurricane Center said yesterday that Tropical Storm Sam had become the eighteenth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, the second earliest ‘S’ named storm in Atlantic Basin history, behind only last year’s Sally.

Sam could become a major hurricane, Category Three or higher, this weekend, and its forward motion is expected to slow. Because of that, Sam isn’t expected to reach the Leeward Islands until the middle of next week.

Long-term computer models forecast Sam to eventually turn northward and avoid the U.S. East Coast, but meteorologists say it’s too early to completely rule out Sam as a threat to the U.S. mainland.