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Tropical Storm Ian has formed in the Atlantic


At 11:00 AM the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical disturbance #1 to a tropical storm. This is the 9th tropical storm this year.

The center of Tropical Storm Ian was moving toward the northwest near 13 mph and expected to turn toward the north over the next day or so. On the forecast track, the center will continue to move over the Central Atlantic through Tuesday.

tropical storm ianMaximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so. Some slight strengthening is possible beginning Tuesday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

Tropical Disturbance 2 is an area of disorganized shower activity near the central Bahamas. Conditions do not appear conducive for significant development of this disturbance while it moves northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. However, locally heavy rainfall is possible over portions of the central and northwestern Bahamas today, and portions of the Florida peninsula on Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center estimates the chances of TD 2 becoming a tropical storm within 48 hours at 10% and at 10% within 5 days.

The next update on these systems will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 5:00 PM.


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