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Another tropical storm likely to form in the eastern Atlantic

The 2012 hurricane season remained active Monday morning as a depression in the eastern Atlantic Ocean appeared likely to become a tropical storm.

Located about 1,000 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, the depression was given a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm within 48 hours.

It would be named Nadine, becoming the 14th named storm of the 2012 season, which ends Nov. 30.

Most computer models show the storm turning north and not affecting the U.S. mainland.

Two storms already are moving north in the central Atlantic — Hurricane Michael and Tropical Storm Leslie. Neither is considered a threat to land.

Another tropical storm likely to form in the eastern Atlantic 09/10/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 10, 2012 11:07am]

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