2nd tropical depression of 2018 forms in Atlantic Ocean

MIAMI — The second tropical depression of the 2018 hurricane season formed has formed over the Atlantic Ocean.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the depression formed Thursday morning.

Center forecasters say it is likely to fizzle before becoming a threat to land.

The 11 a.m. advisory from the hurricane center says the storm has sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) and is about 1,300 miles (2,090 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles.

Subtropical Storm Alberto became the first named storm of the 2018 season. It formed in May, just before the June 1 start of hurricane season. It dumped heavy rain on the southeastern United States.