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Tropical Storm Fiona forms in the Atlantic

6th named storm of this season
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Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 17:11:11-04
MIAMI (AP) — Depression over central Atlantic strengthens into Tropical Storm Fiona -- the sixth named storm of this season.
 
It is not likely to impact any land during its lifetime except maybe Bermuda briefly. It won't have any impact on Florida.
 
The 5 p.m. advisory Wednesday indicated the center of the depression is moving toward the northwest at 16 mph.  This motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.
 
Maximum sustained winds remain 40 mph with higher gusts.
 
Slow strengthening is forecast during the next day or two.
 
This storm will head northwest through Sunday with more of a turn to the north likely after that, keeping it out in the Atlantic until it dies.