National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Edouard Forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Edouard formed in the Atlantic Ocean late Thursday and was moving to the west-northwest early Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Edouard had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it moved at about 15 mph around 1,175 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

Forecasters said the storm is expected to continue moving west-northwest over the next 48 hours over the central Atlantic Ocean and some strengthening is expected.

There were no coastal warnings or watches in effect for Edouard.

Edouard is the fifth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season.

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