September 16, 2017 / 3:55 PM / a month ago

Tropical Storm Lee forms in Atlantic Ocean: NHC

(Reuters) - A weather system about 655 miles (1,055 km) west-southwest of the Cabo Verde islands has strengthened to become Tropical Storm Lee, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

The storm had maximum sustained winds 40 miles per hour and was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour, the NHC said at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 EDT).

Writing by Lisa Von Ahn, Editing by Franklin Paul

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