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Tropical Storm Otto

Subtropical Otto satellite
Subtropical Otto satellite

Jill Colton, staff writer

October 7, 2010 — The National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Storm Otto has formed in the Atlantic and may bring heavy rains to Puerto Rico.

Otto's forecast track.
Otto's forecast track.

Could another major storm be on the way?

Tropical Storm Otto has formed east of the Turks and Caicos Island is heading farther into the Atlantic. It was upgraded from a subtropical storm on Thursday morning.

Meteorologists say the storm could strengthen over the next two days as it tracks eastward and farther out into the Atlantic.

There's a chance that heavy rainfall may be possible in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands.

Tropical cyclone activity has been more intense than usual this year. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says 2010 and 2002 are tied for the September record number of named storms.

With files from The Associated Press

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