Tropical Storm Vicky becomes 20th named storm of the 2020 season, 4 named storms currently in Atlantic

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MIAMI, Fla. (WAVY) – Things are really heating up in the tropics. The National Hurricane Center is currently tracking multiple active storms in the Atlantic region.

Monday morning, Tropical Storm Vicky formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, making it the 20th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. The Atlantic has only reached a “V” storm once before, in 2005. It’s also only the second time 5 named storms have been in the Atlantic on record (first in 1971).

The National Weather Service says Vicky is expected to be short-lived and poses no threat to land at this time.

Meanwhile, Sally is chugging toward the Gulf Coast. Forecasters predicted the biggest threat from this storm is flooding, with as much as two feet of rain expected in some areas.

As of Tuesday, four named storms remained in the Atlantic: Sally, Paulette, Rene and Teddy. There were also two disturbances.

Click here to view a live interactive hurricane tracking map on WAVY.com and for more hurricane season coverage follow the Super Doppler 10 weather team on air and online for daily updates.


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