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Depression becomes Tropical Storm Victor in far eastern Atlantic

It poses no threat to the U.S.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The active Atlantic hurricane season continues with Tropical Depression 20 becoming Tropical Storm Victor late Wednesday afternoon.

It is far, far away from the U.S. and poses no immediate threat to Florida. In fact, weather computer models show the system remaining at sea for the foreseeable future.

Victor is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane this weekend. It is packing 40 mph winds and moving west-northwest into the central Atlantic at 13 mph.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

The National Hurricane Center says there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. 

There is only one name left — Wanda — on the list for the 2021 hurricane season. New for this season, the World Meteorologist Organization has decided that if all of the names on the list for a season are used, a new supplemental list of names will be available to name storms. 

Credit: wtsp

The use of this supplemental list of names replaces the prior system which used names from the Greek alphabet, which had only previously been used in 2005 and 2020.