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Katia forms in Atlantic with no threat to land

Idalia is post-tropical, but still has strong winds up to 60 mph
Posted at 8:31 AM, Sep 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-02 23:49:29-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Katia formed Saturday morning as the 11th named storm of the season with no threat to land.

In the 11 p.m. EDT National Hurricane Center update, Tropical Storm Katia was about 855 miles north-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It was moving north-northwest at 16 mph.

Katia could degenerate into a remnant low Monday.

Idalia is post-tropical, but still has strong winds up to 60 mph and was about 125 miles east of Bermuda, according to the 5 p.m. EDT update from the National Hurricane Center, its last advisory.

The system's expected to drop some heavy rainfall across Bermuda through the weekend. Idalia will move away from Bermuda as it moves faster.

Tropical Storm Gert, with maximum sustained winds of 60, according to the 11 p.m. update, is about 710 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and forecast to be absorbed by Idalia next week.

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A wave off the coast of Africa has a 70% chance of formation over the next seven days as it moves west-northwest across the Atlantic. A tropical depression could form by mid-week.