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Tropical Storm Hermine forms off coast of Africa

Storm could become remnant low on Monday
Tropical Storm Hermine 5 p.m. cone Sept. 23, 2022
Posted at 4:50 PM, Sep 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-23 20:15:18-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Storm Hermine formed off the coast of Africa on Friday afternoon with 40 mph winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Hermine was moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph with a turn to the northwest possible early next week.

Some strengthening is possible through Saturday, with weakening expected on Sunday, and Hermine could become a remnant low on Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

Hermine is forecast to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated totals of 6 inches over the Canary Islands through this weekend. This rainfall could cause some flash flooding in areas of higher terrain.