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Tropical Storm Maria forms in Atlantic, threatening islands devastated by Irma

Wind projections for Tropical Storm Maria

Tropical Storm Maria has formed in the Atlantic, and could be a major hurricane by Wednesday, threatening areas like the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, which are already reeling from Hurricane Irma. "It would be no surprise if Maria got significantly stronger than currently forecast," the National Hurricane Center said. Here are the wind speed projections for the storm:

National Hurricane Center

Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose continued to linger off the southeast coast of the United States on Saturday, but forecasters worry it could take aim at the East Coast later in the week. With sustained winds of 80 mph, the storm was a Category 1 hurricane. Coastal residents from North Carolina through New England are being advised to keep an eye on Jose through Monday.