Subtropical Storm Debby forms in N. Atlantic, but will stay at sea

VIDEO: Subtropical Storm Debby forms in N. Atlantic, but will stay at sea

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The fourth named storm of the 2018 Hurricane Season formed in the North Atlantic Tuesday morning.

Subtropical Storm Debby is expected to be short-lived and stay out at sea, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"Debby will only last 24 hours and impact zero people," Meteorologist Joey Sovine said.

At 11 a.m., the center of Subtropical Storm Debby was located near latitude 38.9 North, longitude 48.5 West. The storm is moving toward the north near 16 mph, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours.

A gradual turn to the northeast is anticipated thereafter.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Debby is forecast to dissipate in a couple of days.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 160 miles to the northeast of the center.

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