Tropical Storm Chantal forms in open waters

Tropical Storm Chantal was christened in the Atlantic on July 31 as it raced northeastward into open waters and posed no threat to the U.S.

Chantal, the third tropical storm of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season after Andrea and Barry, formed near Bermuda as an unnamed tropical disturbance on July 30 and was expected to drop to non-tropical status by Aug. 1 as it brushed Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The storm will probably end up as part of a low pressure system near Iceland this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Next name on the storm list is Dean, if anyone is keeping track.

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