Tropical Storm Omar has formed off the East Coast of the US. The storm is moving out to sea and will pose no direct threat to the US. The storm will, however, increase the risk of dangerous rip currents and create some rough waves for the coastline.
This makes Omar the 15th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest 15th named storm on record. The previous record was Ophelia in 2005, which formed a week later than Omar.
It’s been an incredible season and we’re only halfway through it.
On the image below you can see the track, as Omar heads out to sea. He is not expected to become a hurricane.