Tropical Storm Lee develops in Atlantic

NOAA.gov

(WFLA) — A tropical depression in the Atlantic has strengthened to form Tropical Storm Lee.

Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. The NHC says little change in strength is expected in the next 48 hours.

As of 11 p.m. on Saturday, the storm is about 760 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, and is moving west at about 8 mph.

There are still no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Storm Team 8 meteorologists are also tracking potential Tropical Cyclone 15, which could soon become Maria.

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