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Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Sebastien has formed in the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, the storm is located about 235 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 45 mph and is moving toward the WNW at 9 mph.

A gradual turn to the north is expected by late Wednesday followed by a turn to the northeast with an increase in forward speed on Thursday.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Sebastien is expected to become an extratropical cyclone in a couple of days and become absorbed by a cold front on Friday.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, November 19

Location: 20.7°N 60.6°W

Moving: WNW at 9 mph

Min pressure: 1004 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph

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