Forecasters say the sixth named storm of the Atlantic season has formed well off the U.S. East Coast.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Saturday morning that Tropical Storm Franklin was centered about 605 miles (974 kilometers) northeast of Bermuda. It had maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph (72 kph).
Franklin is likely to significantly weaken by Sunday night. It does not pose any threat to land and is expected to keep moving over open waters. It currently is moving to the east-northeast at about 22 mph (35 kph).