Tropical Storm Barry Forms in Gulf of Mexico

Miami (WVLT/AP) - The second name tropical storm of 2007 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami have issued Tropical Storm Warnings for Western Florida for Tropical Storm Barry.

The storm is about 320 miles southwest of Tampa and is moving north at around 12 miles-an-hour. Forecasters expect Barry to turn east and increase in speed over the next day.

The National Hurricane Center says Barry has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

Today is the first official day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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