MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erin regained strength in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, regenerating two days after it weakened to a tropical wave.
Erin's maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph late Friday. The storm did not immediately threaten land.
At 11 p.m. EDT, Erin was about 575 miles southeast of Bermuda. Erin was moving north-northwest about 7 mph and was expected to continue on that course for the next 24 hours, hurricane specialist Jack Beven said.
Also Friday, a new tropical depression formed in the eastern Atlantic.
The depression was about 425 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Its maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph, and the storm was moving west near 17 mph. The depression could become a tropical storm Saturday, Beven said.
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