Tropical Storm Fay forms; no threat to US

    Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named system of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Situated about 365-miles south of Bermuda, Fay is packing maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour and moving north at 12 miles per hour, a Saturday morning National Hurricane Center bulletin advises. 

    “Fay is expected to pass just to the southeast and east of Bermuda late today and early Sunday,” said Stacy R. Stewart, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, in the bulletin. “An increase in forward speed is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the northeast, with a further increase in forward speed on Sunday.” 

    Forecasters are also monitoring two disturbances in the central Atlantic Ocean for potential development, although formation likelihood within 48 hours is currently low.

    With only six named storms, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is currently below average, as a normal year has nine systems by the middle of October, according to AccuWeather.com. 

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