Tropical Storm Dolly formed in the North Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday afternoon, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph.

Dolly was centered about 660 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and it was moving east-northeast at 13 mph.

Dolly will not pose any threat to land, and its lifespan will be short, AccuWeather said.

The hurricane center said that "weakening is forecast during the next day or two as Dolly moves over colder waters, and the system is expected to become post-tropical on Wednesday. The low should then dissipate by early Thursday."

The storm is the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, following Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal

It is also the third-earliest "D" storm on record, said Phil Klotzbach, a Colorado State University meteorologist. Records go back to 1851.

The remainder of the Atlantic Ocean is quiet due to an "abnormally" large dust cloud spanning most of the basin and the presence of strong wind shear, or increasing winds with altitude, according to AccuWeather. 

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