With Tropical Storm Karl forming overnight, the Atlantic is now carrying three tropical storms, none of which are an imminent threat to Florida.
But Karl, which was not expected to strengthen until after the weekend, is now on a westerly track with a forecast that brings it to hurricane strength by Wednesday.
As of 5 a.m., the hurricane center was watching Tropical Storm Ian, Tropical Storm Julia and Tropical Storm Karl.
Karl, has wind speeds of about 45 mph and is located 640 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It is heading west at a swift 13 mph.
With a strong wind shear tearing at Karl, the system is not expected to strengthen much in the near term, but once it breaks free of that, it is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday with 75 mph winds.
The last time the Atlantic had three tropical storms was in 2012, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.