MIAMI, Florida – Tropical Depression 27, which formed Monday morning in the waters of the Central Atlantic, became hours later Tropical Storm Epsilon, the 26th storm of the current hurricane season.
According to the 11 am ET bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) the storm is located 735 miles southeast of Bermuda.
Epsilon has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and at the moment it is practically stationary.
There are no advisories or watches for coastal areas, but Bermuda authorities should closely monitor the development of the system, the NHC says.
Epsilon is forecast to continue moving west-northwest slowly for the remainder of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
The tropical storm could turn into a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday.
The meteorologist Philip Klotzbac He said Epsilon sets a record by becoming the 26th fastest-arriving storm during a hurricane season.