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New tropical storm, Irma, forms

Tropical Storm Irma forms in the Atlantic but is a way off. (WPEC)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - New tropical storm Irma has developed about 3,500 miles across the Atlantic just west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Irma is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane by late Thursday or Friday . It will be the 4th hurricane of the season.

The 5 day forecast track moves Irma generally west through Monday with no immediate threat to any land area.

The next National Hurricane Center advisory and new forecast track is at 5 p.m.


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