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Tropical Storm Wilfred forms in the far eastern Atlantic

Wilfred is the last name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season's list.

TAMPA, Fla — The next name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season's list is its last -- Wilfred. 

Tropical Storm Wilfred is located in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic as of Friday morning. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph

The storm was moving west-northwest at 17 mph. 

The previous record for the earliest named “W” storm is Wilma on Oct. 17, 2005.

Since it's the last name on the list, future named storms will use the Greek alphabet.

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Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

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AccuWeather meteorologists upped the number of tropical storms anticipated in the record-setting 2020 Atlantic hurricane season this week.

Forecasters, led by veteran hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, now expect a total of 28 storms, which would tie the record for most storms ever in a season previously set in the notorious 2005 season. 

Thirteen hurricanes and six major hurricanes -- Category 3 or stronger -- are predicted in the latest seasonal outlook released this week. In comparison, an average season generates 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

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