Tropical Storm Maria has formed in the eastern Atlantic and will make its way across the ocean over the next week or so. Initial models show that the storm could skirt the Lesser Antilles before beginning its curve to the northwest. Conditions, at this time, indicate that Maria may not strengthen above Tropical Storm.
2 pm Advisory:
- Winds: 50 mph with gusts to 65 mph
- Position: 13.0 °N / 42.0 °W / about 1,220 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands
- Pressure: 29.62 in / 1003 mb
- Movement: W 23 mph