Tropical Storm Kyle forms in Atlantic; earliest ‘K’ named storm on record

Tracking the Tropics

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Tropical Storm Kyle has formed off the Virginia coast and is the earliest “K” named storm on record for the Atlantic hurricane season.

The previous record was Katrina, which became a tropical storm on August 24, 2005. This means we have now had the earliest forming C-E-F-G-H-I-J and K named storms this hurricane season.

As of 11 p.m., Kyle has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving away from the East Coast at 16 mph. It was nearly 400 miles away from the North Carolina coast.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect due to Kyle.

The tropical storm formed from a low pressure system that sat over eastern North Carolina earlier in the week.

The storm could strengthen over the next several days but poses no threat to the U.S. as it moves away from the east coast.

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