Tropical Storm Paulette Forms in the Atlantic, Not Expected to Impact South Florida

Tropical Storm Paulette formed over the Central Atlantic Monday while forecasters continued to monitor two other disturbances also expected to gain strength in the next several days, according to the latest projections from the National Hurricane Center.

The storm was in the middle of the Atlantic Monday with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h). Paulette is forecasted to continue moving west-northwest at 3 mph (6 km/h).

Another system, tropical depression 18, is expected to form into a tropical storm as well as it moves west at 10 mph (17 km/h). A tropical storm warning has been issued for all of the Cabo Verde Islands, and tropical storm force winds were expected in the area throughout the day.

Two other areas forecasters are monitoring seem less likely to develop. One system was in the central Caribbean, where upper-level winds make strengthening unlikely. Forecasters give it a 10 percent chance of forming.

None of the disturbances pose an imminent threat to Florida.