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We have Subtropical Storm Theta...and a new Atlantic hurricane season record

The storm is not a threat to Texas or the United States, but it is one for the record books.
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Subtropical Strom Theta

HOUSTON — Subtropical Storm Theta has formed out in the Atlantic, breaking the record set in 2005 of the most named storms in an Atlantic hurricane season.

The storm is not a threat to Texas or anywhere in the United States. It's way up in the eastern Atlantic and moving to the east.

Right now, it's near latitude 28.8 North, longitude 40.3 West and moving t0 the east at near 15 miles per hour. It’s expected to move to the east-northeast during the next three days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Maximum sustained winds are at 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. A little more strengthening is possible over the next couple days. 

Theta is the 29th named storm of the season  breaking the previous record of 28 tropical storms set in 2005. 

We're also following Tropical Storm Theta, which is moving into the Gulf of Mexico, but not expected to be a threat to Texas.