CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The season's sixth tropical storm, Fiona, has formed in the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center.
As of the 5 p.m. update from the agency, Fiona has reached maximum sustained winds of nearly 40 mph. A sustained wind speed of at least 39 mph is required for a storm to be classified as a tropical storm.
At 5 p.m., the center of Fiona was located near latitude 15.1 North, longitude 37.8 West and was moving toward the northwest near 16 mph. This motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb.