Third tropical storm of the season has formed in the Atlantic

No threat to land

ABC7 News at 11pm - August 20, 2019 - clipped version

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - It’s not much but Chantal has formed in the N. Atlantic tonight. It now has winds at 40 mph making it a weak tropical storm. It over some marginally warm water and should not strengthen too much over the next 5 days.

It is expected to head to the east on Wednesday and then do a loop over the N. Atlantic staying as a tropical storm.

By the way Aug. 20th marks the beginning of the climatologically most active part of the season. It runs from Aug. 20th through Oct. 10th. That is when 2/3rds. of the storms form during that time frame.

The next named storm is Dorian.

Be prepared

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