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Tropical Storm Teddy forms in a very busy Atlantic

Only “Vicky” and “Wilfred” are left on the Atlantic 2020 names list.
Tropical Storm Teddy has formed in the eastern Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Teddy has formed in the eastern Atlantic.(KBTX)
Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 7:22 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2020 at 7:40 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - There are five active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin for the first time since 1971, and only the second time on record.

Tropical Storm Teddy has formed in the eastern Atlantic as of the Monday morning update from the National Hurricane Center.

Teddy joins Sally, Rene, Paulette, and Tropical Depression 21 in a crowded Atlantic field of storms, just a couple days after the statistical “peak” of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Teddy is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane by this weekend, but is still in the open Atlantic and will remain so for at least the next week. Future interaction with the US is possible, but does not look overly likely as of right now. Sally remains the largest short term threat to the US, expected to make landfall as a hurricane along the Central Gulf Coast by Tuesday afternoon.

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