The National Hurricane Center has just determined that the tropical depression that was in the Atlantic is now Tropical Storm Edouard, with winds of 45 mph. This is the same system that was a complex of thunderstorms that moved through West Tennessee on Wednesday.
This is the earliest named “E” storm on record. In other words, we have never reached the fifth named storm of the season this early in the season. The earliest “E” storm before now was Emily in 2005. That was the year of the record-breaking hurricane season. You may remember Katrina from that year.
Edouard is expected to stay out at sea and away from land.