Tropical Storm Kyle forms off New England coast; Josephine to weaken over the weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Kyle formed Friday afternoon off the coast of New England, becoming the 11th named storm of the season.

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The system, which formed in the Atlantic at about 5 p.m., is expected to move away from the coast and to not be a threat to the United States.

It is the earliest “K” storm on record, beating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, meteorologist George Waldenberger said.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Josephine is forecast to intensify Friday evening before weakening into a tropical depression this weekend.

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Waldenberger said the system is expected to fall apart in the days that follow.

He said wind shear is hampering the storm’s organization.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV in 2014.