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Tropical Storm Bret has formed in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center announced at 5 p.m. Monday.

It is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Thursday and Friday as a possible hurricane, bringing a risk of flooding from heavy rainfall, hurricane-force winds, and dangerous storm surges and waves, the NHC said.

Here are the details:

Where is Tropical Storm, Bret?

The NHC says the storm is about 1,295 miles east of the southern Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea — Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Where is it heading?

The NHC estimates Bret will continue moving west for the next several days at about 21 mph — slightly faster than the 15 to 20 mph at which it had been moving Sunday. Meteorologists expect it will soon reach the long arc of small islands in the Caribbean Sea stretching as far north as the Virgin Islands to as far south as Grenada.

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