Tropical Storm Dolly forms over the north Atlantic

Tropical Storm Dolly forms in north Atlantic expected to be short lived

Tropical Storm Dolly forms over the north Atlantic

The Tropical Storm is moving toward the east-northeast near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for next couple of days with some increase in forward speed.

According to records from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the month of June has only produced two other D-named storms: Tropical Storm Debby from 2012 and Tropical Storm Danielle from 2016.

However that has changed as of Tuesday afternoon, and forecasters upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Dolly in a special advisory.

There was only a small window of opportunity for Dolly to develop as the system is expected to move over cooler water later on Tuesday, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre also says that Dolly will weaken before it enters offshore Canadian waters Wednesday morning and is expected to become fully dissipated by Wednesday night or early Thursday. Danielle formed in a similar area and was a short-lived tropical storm that developed over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be an above-average one, with 13-19 named storms possible, of which 6-10 may reach hurricane status.

Unlike the previous three storms so far this year, Dolly isn't a threat to the USA or any land and will become non-tropical Wednesday as it moves over much colder ocean water.

Tropical Depression Dolly spins off of the coast, southeast of Atlantic Canada Wednesday morning, June 24th.

Dolly is a reminder of the active season forecast to come as it is the third earliest formation for the 4th named storm in a year.

The 2020 Hurricane Season is underway in the Pacific, and a new tropical depression has formed.

Hurricane season lates from late August through early October.

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