Fiona is holding as tropical depression in the Atlantic

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MIAMI — MIAMI (AP) – The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fiona is holding as a tropical depression in the Atlantic.

The depression’s maximum sustained winds Monday are near 35 mph (55 kph). Little change in strength is expected during the next two days, but forecasters say it could become a remnant low in the next day or two.

Fiona is centered about 540 miles (870 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph (28 kph).

Meanwhile, another depression has formed far over the Atlantic. That system was expected to strengthen, and it could become a tropical storm as early as Monday night. It could become a hurricane later in the week. However, it will remain well out to sea even by the weekend.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kay is expected to weaken later in the day.

Kay’s maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 kph). The storm is centered about 430 miles (690 kilometers) west of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph).

Neither tropical system currently poses a threat to land.

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