Tropical Storm Helene

 [Image of 5-day forecast of predicted track, and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Helene formed in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde Islands late on Wednesday but did not immediately threaten land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.The eighth named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season was located about 565 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands at 11:00 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT Thursday). It was moving west-northwest about 22 miles per hour (35 km per hour) across the Atlantic, the center said.

Carrying maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) with higher gusts, it was expected to keep moving in the same direction on Thursday. the center said.

There is also Hurricane Gordon but it is not a threat to any land mass.

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