Tropical Storm Epsilon formed Monday morning in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season.
The storm had maximum sustained winds near 45 mph. Additional strengthening was expected and Epsilon was forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
The storm was centered about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda and was stationary.
This year's hurricane season has had so many storms that the Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names.
The only other time we have made it to “Epsilon” was in the record-setting 2005 when the storm peaked from late November into early December as a hurricane.
A disturbance over western Cuba has a 10% chance of formation in the next few days.