Tropical Storm Kyle forms off east coast, continues to move further into the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kyle formed off the east coast Friday afternoon. The storm is forecasted to move quickly away from land and back into the Atlantic over the next couple of days.

As of Friday afternoon, Kyle was moving east-northeast at 16 mph. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is currently about 250 miles east-southeast of Atlantic City New Jersey.

Like its predecessor, Tropical Storm Josephine, Kyle would be the earliest K-named storm to form. Prior to Kyle, the previous earliest named K-storm was the infamous Katrina which devastated much of New Orleans back in 2005. Katrina formed on Aug. 24, 2005.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says it will initiate advisories for Tropical Storm Kyle around 5 p.m.

The low-pressure system caught the attention of the NHC Thursday afternoon.

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