Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Tropical Storm Kyle forms as Josephine heads for Bermuda

Tropical Storm Kyle has formed just off the US East Coast today. Kyle is the 11th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season and the earliest 'K' named storm in history. The current record holder for earliest named 11th storm is Hurricane Katrina, which formed on August 24, 2005.

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As of the National Hurricane Center’s 5 pm evening update, the system in the Atlantic was about 185 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J. and had gained tropical characteristics with winds of 40 mph. Forecasters say the new Tropical Storm Kyle will continue heading "quickly" northeast, away from the U.S.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Josephine is moving west-northwest at 16 mph, about 460 miles to the east of the northern Leeward Islands (as of 5 pm) with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is expected to pass northeast of the Leeward Islands tonight and Saturday, where it is forecast to produce gusty winds and downpours before heading north and then slightly east, towards Bermuda, but is expected to weaken as it curves back out to sea. 

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