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NHC: Tropical Storm Rose continues to move over eastern tropical Atlantic

The storm could strengthen slightly Monday. The storm poses no threat to Florida or the US.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Tropical Storm Rose continues its trek near the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, the Nation Hurricane Center reports in its latest advisory.

Rose formed Sunday from Tropical Depression 17. According to the NHC's 5 a.m. advisory, the storm is about 550 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. It is moving northwest at 15 mph and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. 

Rose could strengthen slightly Monday, but by Tuesday is expected to weaken some. The storm will also slow down as it moves across the eastern Atlantic.

There have been no watches and warnings issued at this time.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay