MIAMI - The fourth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season formed in the distant Atlantic Wednesday morning. Dorian, with top winds of 50 mph, is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.
Dorian is far from land. At 5 p.m. EDT, the system was centered about 500 miles (500 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands.
Slight weakening is possible during the next day or so as the storm moves over cooler water.
Current computer models show Dorian as a tropical storm just north of Puerto Rico on Monday morning.
ABC Action News and abcactionnews.com will have daily updates as the storm moves across the Atlantic.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her is calling for the Florida Attorney General to investigate the rape case and the Tallahassee Police Department.