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Chantal forms over north Atlantic, becomes third named tropical storm

Posted at 10:41 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 13:33:34-04

The Hurricane Center has detected a small low-pressure area over the north Atlantic Tuesday night.

According to the Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. advisory, Chantal is located more than 450 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Chantal is moving east at 20 mph across the north Atlantic.

Chantal has a near-100 percent chance of formation in the next 48 hours, the Hurricane Center said.

The system is not expected to impact the United States. Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips said this system is "nothing to worry about."

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