Tropical Storm Kyle has formed in the western Atlantic as of the 5:00 PM AST advisory by the National Hurricane Center. This makes Kyle the eleventh named storm for the Atlantic basin and the earliest named eleventh storm (‘K’) on record. This beats the previous record set by Tropical Storm (Hurricane) Katrina on August 24, 2005. There are now seven named tropical storms that have set records for the earliest named storm.
Tropical Storm Kyle is located at 37.7°N 71.7W or approximately 185 miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kyle has a minimum central pressure of 1008 millibars with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Kyle is moving quickly east-northeastward along the northern portion of the Gulf Stream and will not have major effects on the northeast. Rough beach conditions will be the worst that Kyle will bring to coastal areas of the northeast, bringing strong rip currents, and elevated waves over the next couple days as it moves away from the U.S. coastline.
It is expected to begin extratropical transition within 48 hours as it heads north into cool waters and starts interacting with an extratropical low pressure system in the North Atlantic Ocean.