Tropical Storm Dolly formed on Tuesday afternoon in the northern Atlantic Ocean, becoming the fourth named storm of the 2020 hurricane season.
The storm developed north of a wave of Saharan dust that has been suppressing most tropical activity for the past week. Dolly formed 370 miles southeast of Nova Scotia and is expected to weaken into a post-tropical storm by Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Dolly had sustained winds of 45 miles per hour as of a 1 p.m. advisory on Tuesday. It is projected that the storm will continue to move east-northeast away from the U.S. at 13 miles per hour until it dissipates by Thursday morning.
After a quick start to the 2020 season, Dolly is the fourth storm to be named since Cristobal reached tropical storm status on June 2.
Forecasters believe it will be an active hurricane season this year, with Colorado State University’s preliminary forecast predicting there will be 16 named storms.
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