UPDATE: Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in Atlantic

System could become Hurricane Epsilon

Tropical Storm Epsilon. (WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla.Tropical Storm Epsilon formed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean, about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda.

Epsilon, which could become a hurricane in the near future, has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, with higher gusts and is currently stationary, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and the tropical storm could near or reach hurricane strength on Wednesday, according to the latest advisory.

As of now, computer models show the system staying away from Florida and heading to the Northeast United States or staying out to sea.

This year’s hurricane season has had so many storms that the National Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure has formed over the western Caribbean Sea.

This system is forecast to move slowly westward toward the Yucatan peninsula over the next day or two, according to the NHC.

The system has a 10% chance of development in the next two days.

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