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Tropical Storm Sebastien develops in Atlantic Ocean

Forecasters with the National Weather Service do not expect the storm to threaten land.
Tropical storm Sebastien has developed in the Atlantic and now has an 80 percent chance of turning into a tropical cyclone. [National Hurricane Center] [National Hurricane Center]
Tropical storm Sebastien has developed in the Atlantic and now has an 80 percent chance of turning into a tropical cyclone. [National Hurricane Center] [National Hurricane Center]

Even as hurricane season winds down, a new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Sebastien developed Tuesday morning, but it is expected to remain over open water.

As of 11 a.m., the system was located about 275 miles north east of the Leeward Islands, moving north-northwest at 8 mph.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

A turn to the north is expected on Wednesday, followed by a turn to the northeast and an increase in forward speed Wednesday night.

Hurricane season officially ends on Nov. 30.

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