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Tropical Storm Patty formed on Thursday afternoon but was expected to be short-lived, the National Hurricane Center said.
At 5 p.m., the center of storm had maximum sustained winds of near 40 miles per hour and was located about 255 miles northeast of the central Bahamas.
No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.
It was expected to have little change in forecast overnight and was to weaken slightly on Friday.