Tropical Storm Rina forms in Atlantic; no threat to Florida

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Tropical Storm Rina formed Monday evening over the open Atlantic, but it will not threaten Florida or anywhere in the U.S.

The system is about 890 east of Bermuda moving north at 7 mph as of the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. advisory. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

It’s expected to continue on a generally northeastward track over the next week, perhaps affecting the British Isles by Friday.

“This stays far away from everybody in the United States,” WINK Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell said.

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