MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Tropical Storm Wilma formed Monday in the northwestern Caribbean, tying the record for the most storms in an Atlantic season.
The storm is following a path that some forecasters believe could menace the Gulf Coast later this week as a hurricane.
Wilma is the 21st named storm of the season. The only other time that many storms formed since record keeping began 154 years ago was in 1933.
At 5 a.m. EDT, Wilma had top sustained winds near 40 mph, just above the threshold for tropical storms. It was centered about 175 miles southeast of Grand Cayman and drifting southwest near 3 mph.