The storm is just over 600 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. It poses no threat to land and is forecast to weaken over the Atlantic next week.
To name additional storms, the NHC will use the Greek alphabet, so the next storm would be named Alpha. This has only happened once, in 2005 when the NHC had to use 6 letters of the Greek alphabet for a record number of storms. Two of them — Beta and Epsilon — reached hurricane strength.
“The 2020 season has been remarkable,” CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. “Every tropical wave or disturbance seems to be developing into a named storm. This stretch of hyperactivity is extremely rare.”
Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy, a powerful Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph, is in the central Atlantic. It’s forecast to move north and could impact Bermuda on Sunday or Monday. It’s expected to continue north toward the Canadian Maritimes, though parts of coastal New England could also feel impacts if the storm shifts further west next week.