Tropical Storm Margot forms with 40 mph winds

Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 7:35 PM EDT|Updated: 16 hours ago
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A new tropical storm formed Thursday afternoon in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Margot has 40 mph winds and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph.

TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Center | Hurricane Guide

Margot is located 290 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Gradual strengthening is expected during the next few days, and Margot is forecast to become a hurricane over the weekend.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center of the storm.

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