Earth selfie: A tropical storm forms

Tropical storm Kate in the Atlantic
The beginnings of Tropical Storm Kate stretching towards Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA | NOAA's DSCOVR mission

This week's Earth selfie is back in the western hemisphere — and with clear views of North and South America's western coasts, thanks to abundant clear skies.

Note the beginnings of Tropical Storm Kate, just east of Puerto Rico on the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Beginnings of Tropical Storm Kate
Moving in a westerly direction, Tropical Storm Kate can be seen forming here where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet.
NASA | NOAA's DSCOVR mission

Kate is not expected to reach hurricane strength and is predicted to turn northward, which would help it avoid making landfall.

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