Tropical Storms Alpha, Beta form in Atlantic

Tropical Storms Alpha, Beta form in Atlantic

MIAMI — Two more tropical storms formed this season, Alpha and Beta.

The names switched to the Greek alphabet after Wilfred was used as the last Atlantic storm name, which was in record time.

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Tropical Storm Wilfred has formed in the eastern Atlantic, becoming the latest storm in an active hurricane season.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds Friday morning were near 40 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said slight strengthening was possible during the day but weakening should start over the weekend.

Wilfred was centered about 630 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west-northwest near 17 mph.

The storm comes amid a very active hurricane season in the Atlantic and “Wilfred” is the last name on the Hurricane Center’s list of storm names for the season.

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