New storm looms in Atlantic, but track still open

MIAMI - August 29, 2011

The depression is forecast to become Tropical Storm Katia - the name that replaced Katrina in the rotating storm roster because of the catastrophic damage in Katrina's wake in 2005.

The U.S, National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday the depression south of the Cape Verde Islands could become a tropical storm later Monday and could reach hurricane strength Thursday, still far out in the Atlantic.

Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said it's too early to know if it would hit the U.S. and it will be more than a week before the system reaches the middle Atlantic.

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