Tropical Storm Kate Forms in Atlantic; No Threat to Land

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A tropical tempest formed successful the Atlantic acold offshore connected Monday conscionable hours aft monster Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana, but the caller tempest presently poses nary menace to land.

Tropical Storm Kate is located a small little than 800 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center successful Miami reported. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles and is moving northbound astir 8 mph.

Kate is expected to proceed moving northbound and past crook northwest connected Tuesday nighttime oregon Wednesday. It is predicted to dilatory fortify by Thursday. There are nary coastal watches oregon warnings successful effect.

Kate developed conscionable hours aft Ida roared ashore successful Louisiana with 150 mph winds, the fifth-strongest hurricane ever to deed the mainland. The hurricane near coastal residents trapped successful floodwaters, ripped roofs and walls from buildings, and chopped disconnected powerfulness to the full metropolis of New Orleans.

Ida's winds were down to 45 mph aboriginal Monday, and forecasters said it would rapidly weaken portion inactive dumping dense rainfall implicit a ample area.

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