Tropical Storm Lisa forms in Atlantic Ocean

Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center have upgraded a tropical depression to Tropical Storm Lisa, which is currently in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Lisa is the 12th named storm of the season.

The initial track from the latest update has the storm sitting out in the Atlantic and does not present a threat to mainland United States.

The center of TS Lisa is currently 430 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and has a maximum sustained wind speed of 40 miles per hour.

The storm is moving northwest at 12 mph and is expected to continue moving in this direction through Thursday, according to the NHC. The storm is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Karl is heading west at 17 mph and is 1070 miles southeast of Bermuda.

Wind strength is steady at 40 mph with some higher gusts. Karl is forecast to strengthen over the next two days.

Current models indicate that Karl will continue a path west before making a turn northeast and remaining in the central Atlantic. The path does take it into Bermuda, 


(© 2016 WTSP)


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