Tropical Storm Rina forms in the central Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

Rina is 17th name of 2017 hurricane season

MIAMI (AP) - A new tropical storm formed Monday night in the central Atlantic but does not currently pose a threat to land.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Rina depression's maximum sustained winds Monday morning are near 40 mph (65 kph). Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.

As of 12 a.m. EST, The storm is centered about 890 miles (1,430 kilometers) east of Bermuda and is moving north near 7 mph (11 kph). Rina is expected to slowly increase in forward speed through Wednesday, followed by a north-northeastward motion on Wednesday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) to the east of the center.

Rina is the seventeenth name storm of the 2017 Atlantic tropical season, which runs through the end of November.

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