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Tropical Storm Bret forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Bret gains strength in the Atlantic
Why Tropical Storm Bret is gaining strength in the Atlantic 01:25

Tropical Storm Bret formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, making it the second named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.

The storm had 40 mph sustained winds at 11 p.m., ET, and was tracking west at 18 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters said the storm could strengthen into a hurricane in the next few days. 

While it is too early to precisely forecast the storm's path, forecasters said people in the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should continue to monitor the forecast.

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