Tropical Depression 17 forms over Eastern Atlantic: NHC

(Reuters) – Tropical Depression 17 has formed over the Eastern Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The system is about 875 miles (1,405 km) west-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km/h), the NHC said.

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