Tropical Storm Delta Forms in Caribbean

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(CNN) Tropical Storm Delta has formed in the Caribbean and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before moving toward the US coast this week, according to the National Hurricane Center Monday morning.

This is only the second time Greek letter Delta has been used for any named storm and it is the earliest-ever 25th Atlantic storm. The previous was Delta on November 15, 2005.

As of Monday morning, Delta is located about 130 miles south of Jamaica with sustained winds of 40 mph.Get the latest updates and forecasts on the storm >>>The track of Tropical Storm Delta will bring it near the Cayman Islands in about 24 hours and Cuba’s western tip later on Tuesday.

This has prompted a tropical storm warning for the Cayman Islands to be issued. A hurricane watch is posted for western Cuba. Further strengthening is expected in the next several days as the storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico.”Some robust intensification” could occur, says the National Hurricane Center.

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