Tropical Atlantic Update Wed Sep 8th

The very large disturbance over the eastern North Atlantic has developed into [B]Tropical Storm IGOR[/B]with max winds of 35kts. IGOR formed just south of the Cape Verde Islands and is forecast to gradually strengthen and become a hurricane as it continues moving westward over the next few days. Longer term, IGOR is expected to move more west-northwestward and eventually could threaten ship traffic over the southwestern North Atlantic between Bermuda and Puerto Rico.