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UPDATE: Tropical Storm Claudette forms off mid-Atlantic

Claudette forecast track (5pm 07/13/2015)
Posted at 2:13 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 12:57:37-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- A swirl of low pressure a few hundred miles off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula has gained enough organization to become the Atlantic season's third named tropical system.

Tropical Storm Claudette has peak winds of 50 mph and is moving northeast at 17 mph as of late Monday afternoon.

The system's center is just less than 300 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass.

The forecast track of Claudette keeps the storm parallel to the U.S. East Coast, maintaining a considerable distance from land before moving toward the Canadian maritime provinces as a weaker, post-tropical disturbance by the middle of the week.