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Tropical Storm Franklin No Threat To Land

MIAMI (CBS4) - The National Hurricane Center is watching Tropical Storm Franklin which formed Friday afternoon as Tropical Depression 6 just north of Bermuda.

As of 11 p.m. TD 6 was located 360 miles north of Bermuda, moving to the east-northeast near 22 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

CBS4 Chief Meteorologist David Bernard says the depression may become a storm later tonight and the name would be Franklin. The good news is that the system will remain over the Atlantic waters and just be a "fish storm".

Bernard says cooler water temperatures and wind shear will ensure that TD 6 is only around for 24 to 48 hours before dissipating.

Elsewhere in the tropics there are three disturbances in the Eastern Atlantic. There is a chance that they could develop into a depression or storm in the next 48 hours. Bernard says these are very far away and pose no immediate threat to land.

You can track all of these disturbances at our tropics page,


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