Tropical Storm Chantal forms over the Atlantic


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Tropical Storm Chantal has formed over the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean.

National Hurricane Center officials says Chantal has produced maximum sustained winds of 40 MPH, moving east at 22 MPH.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

According to CBS 17 Chief Meteorologist Wes Hohenstein, Chantal had only a 10 percent chance of forming Tuesday.

The storm is expected to move out to sea, according to Hohenstein.

Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours, NHC officials predict.

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