Hurricane Sam is still a category 4 hurricane. Sam will have a long life span, staying as a major hurricane until next weekend and possibly even longer. Models agree that Sam should stay out to sea, traveling northwest and then north towards Bermuda. This means Sam should remain quite a distance from the East Coast of the United States.
We are watching three other areas for possible development. One is from the remnants of Tropical Storm Peter, where there are showers and storms several hundred miles southeast of Bermuda. Chance of development: 50% over 48 hours, 50% over 5 days.
The last two areas are east of Hurricane Sam. A broad area of low pressure, and a tropical wave could possibly develop here, but as of now the environmental factors aren’t right for strengthening as of yet. Both systems have the same chance of development: 20% over 48 hours, 70% over 5 days.