June 14, 2010

Tropical Disturbance Forms In The Atlantic Near Africa

The first named storm of the year is brewing in the central Atlantic Ocean -- maybe.

The National Hurricane Center gives the "broad area of low pressure" a 60 percent chance of turning into something worth worrying about over the next 48 hours.

At 2 a.m., Monday, the system was about 1,025 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, off the West African coast. The storm was still an ocean away and expected to develop slowly, if at all. If the disturbance develops into a storm, it will be named Alex.; however, the disturbance might not survive the Atlantic crossing.

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