Tropical Storm Hermine forms in the eastern Atlantic; Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Hermine formed over the far eastern Atlantic on Friday afternoon. 

The National Hurricane Center says the depression is located 290 miles northeast of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Hermine is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated totals of 6 inches over the Canary Islands through this weekend.

Meanwhile, the FOX 35 Storm Team continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ian, which is expected to strengthen into Hurricane Ian and could impact Florida as a major Category 3 storm. 

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"On the forecast track, the center of Ian is forecast to move across the central Caribbean Sea through Saturday, pass southwest of Jamaica on Sunday, and pass near or over the Cayman Islands Sunday night and early Monday," the NHC said. "Ian will then approach western Cuba on Monday."

Current models show the system strengthening into a Category 1 Hurricane Ian early Monday. By Wednesday, the models show it becoming a major Category 3 hurricane at landfall in Florida.

Stay with FOX 35 for complete updates and alerts as we track the tropics.