The weather system formally known as Dorian disintegrated Saturday afternoon into what forecasters call a tropical wave, the National Hurricane Center reported.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, wind data from satellites indicate that Dorian is no longer circulating. although the remnants of the system, now with gale-force winds of 40 mph, moving rapidly westward at 24 mph.
Gale-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles north of the center.
Tropical Storm Dorian is still plodding westward, growing in intensity but slowing its pace across the Atlantic.
At 5 a.m. EDT, Dorian's center was about 700 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was moving west-northwest at 17 mph and is expected to take a more westerly direction in the next few days.
It is still too far away from land to trigger any coastal watches or warnings. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds now extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.
Tropical Storm Dorian is still in the open Atlantic moving west at about 20 mph, the national Hurricane Center reported this afternoon.
At 5 p.m., the center of the storm was about 505 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts. This general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Forecasters say slight weakening is possible Thursday as Dorian moves over cooler water.
Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
The hurricane center is also watching a new low pressure system forming about 500 miles east of Bermuda. Forecasters say the system, which is moving northwest, has only a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours.
That weather system in the eastern Atlantic has formed into Tropical Storm Dorian.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dorian's center was about 410 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, the National Hurricane Center is reporting. Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest
at about 21 mph.
Maximum sustained winds are near
50 mph, and extend 45 miles from the center.
The expected track of the storm could take it near Puerto Rico by Monday morning. Forecasters say, however, that while the storm could strengthen today, cooler water in its path should help weaken the storm by Thursday.