MADISON (WKOW) -- A new tropical disturbance was officially named a tropical storm earlier this morning. Tropical storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic making this year a record setting season for tropical development.
In the average hurricane season, the tenth storm is usually named around middle to late October. Josephine is about 900 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward islands traveling west-northwest at about 15 mph.
The storm is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane. However, the center eye will remain out to sea. Still, this can still bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the Leeward Islands.
It is also possible the storm can weaken by the weekend due to more dust being picked up from the African easterly jet.