New tropical storm may form today in Atlantic

Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) are monitoring a weather system in the Atlantic which is expected to become a tropical storm today, and could then strengthen into a hurricane next week.

Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) have been following the weather system since Thursday evening when it emerged as a tropical wave between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. It has quickly become better organized over the past few days.

One computer model has the storm heading toward the Florida Keys, just north of Cuba.

As of this morning, the system was centered about 675 miles (1086 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles. "Satellite images and buoy data indicate that the large low pressure system is continuing to become better organized, and it could be close to becoming a tropical depression," said NHC hurricane specialist Robbie Berg.

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