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Tropical Storm Edouard forms over far North Atlantic Ocean

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 06, 2020

Tropical Storm Edouard has formed over the far North Atlantic, but the storm poses no immediate threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Edouard has top sustained winds of 40 mph, with higher gusts. It was located late Sunday night about 685 miles south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada.

The tropical storm is expected to become a post-tropical storm on Monday. No coastal storm watches or warnings are in effect. A hurricane researcher says Edouard is the earliest fifth named storm on record.

Two named storms formed in the Atlantic before the official start of the hurricane season June 1.