MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed in the Atlantic Ocean behind Hurricane Earl, which is battering the northeastern Caribbean.

Fiona formed east of the Leeward Islands on Monday afternoon and
forecasters say a tropical storm watch may be required later in the

The storm has winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and is about 890 miles
(1,435 km) east of the Leeward Islands.

Earl, meanwhile, rapidly intensified into a major Category 3 storm on a path projected to menace the United States.

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