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Tropical Storm Debby forms

Tropical Storm Debby was strengthening Wednesday off the coast of Cape Verde in the eastern Atlantic.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | August 22, 2006

Tropical Storm Debby was strengthening Wednesday off the coast of Cape Verde in the eastern Atlantic.

Debby grew from a tropical depression into a tropical storm late Tuesday.

By Wednesday morning, the storm had maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph, and will continue to slowly strengthen, forecasters said. Forecasts indicated the system would likely become a hurricane after several days.

It was too early to say if Debby, the fourth named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, would threaten land. One long-range track has the storm moving over the open Atlantic and nearing Bermuda.

Meanwhile, while headlines have been focusing on Debby, forecasters are also watching a tropical wave showing signs of developing into a storm that has popped up just outside the Caribbean Sea. It's much closer to home than Debby - about 875 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving westward at 20 mph.


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