As the early system Brett continued to move westward, an entirely new tropical storm had formed.

Meet Cindy.

According to the National Hurricane Center, as of around noon on Friday, June 23, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy was about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Cindy is moving west-northwest at about 16 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds had increased to nearly 50 mph with stronger gusts, the hurricane center said, noting that further strengthening was expected for the next day.

Cindy was a Category 4 tropical depression before intensifying into a tropical storm late on Thursday, June 22.

On the path currently projected through the middle of next week, Cindy is not expected to affect land. (See image above.)

As for Brett, which became a Tropical Storm earlier this week, it is currently about 200 miles west of St. Vincent in the Eastern Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

“The window for Brett to strengthen further is closing fast,” said Adam Douty, Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather.

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