Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens slightly in Atlantic

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon has formed in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season.

The storm had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph earlier Monday. As of 11 p.m. Monday, the storm’s sustained winds were up to 45 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Epsilon was moving north at just 2 mph as of late Monday night, the hurricane center reported.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is expected and Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.

The storm is centered about 735 miles southeast of Bermuda.

This year’s hurricane season has had so many storms that the Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names.

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