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.

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    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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