New tropical storm forms

Tropical Storm Wilma - the 21st named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season - formed Monday in the Caribbean.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 17, 2005


Tropical Storm Wilma - the 21st named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season - formed Monday in the Caribbean.

A tropical storm warning was posted for the Cayman Islands on Monday. The U.S. Gulf Coast could face a hurricane later in the week, though track predictions still have a wide margin of error, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The system was churning southeast of Grand Cayman. Five-day storm tracks showed Wilma will probably move west and north. It could enter the Gulf of Mexico later this week and become a hurricane.

Wilma could bring 4-6 inches of rain to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Flash flood warnings were posted for northwestern Jamaica.

Wilma is the last name on the list of storm names for the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. If other storms form, they will be named after letters from the Greek alphabet.

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has tied the record - from 1933 - for the most named storms in a season.


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