Eduoard is 5th storm formed in active hurricane season

Tropical storm Eduoard has formed in the Atlantic, making it the earliest fifth named storm in the season.

Before, Emily was the earliest fifth named storm of any Atlantic season, when formed on July 12, 2005.

The storm is said to be about 500 miles south of Cape Race Newfoundland.

Edouard is expected to accelerate across the north central Atlantic during the next couple of days. Little significant change in strength is forecast while Edouard is forecast to become post- tropical later today, according to the National Hurricane Center.

There are two other systems being tracked in the region, one being a weak, low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico which could strengthen later this week.

The second system is a tropical wave some 700 miles east of the Windward Islands, however, the chances of it developing are slim.