Tropical Storm Fiona, named 6th storm, forms in the Atlantic Ocean

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Fiona, its sixth storm this season, formed in the Atlantic on Wednesday night.

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Fiona, the season’s sixth storm, formed in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday night and forecasters from the U.S. National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for several islands.

Tropical Storm Fiona was located about 650 miles (1,046 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands, and Tropical Storm Watches were issued for Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Anguilla, it said. predictors.

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“Interests in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this system,” the agency said.

At 11 p.m. EDT, the tropical storm was moving at a speed of 16 mph (26 kph) with maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph (85 kph), forecasters said.

“On the predicted track, the center of the system is expected to move through the Leeward Islands Friday or Friday evening and be near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this weekend,” the hurricane center said.

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