(CMR) Tropical storm Paulette formed on Monday (September 7) with a second storm projected to form shortly in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
The next named storm is Rene, with both storms setting records for the earliest “P” and “R” storms in any Atlantic hurricane season.
Now known as tropical depression 18, Rene formed early Monday morning and is also expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later in the day.
While a tropical storm warning is in effect for some islands, neither storms are expected to pose any threat to land anytime soon.
Paulette is west of the Cape Verde Islands; this storm has sustained winds of 40 mph, with forecasters saying while a gradual strengthening is likely it isn't forecasted to become a hurricane.
Both Rene and Paulette are forecasted to remain out over the Atlantic this week.