MIAMI – Tropical Storm Lisa (search) inched north Monday in the open Atlantic, and appeared to stay on a track that would keep it far from land.
At 5 a.m. EDT, Lisa's center was about 1,045 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, according to the National Hurricane Center (search) in Miami. It was moving north near 6 mph.
It had top sustained winds of 50 mph. It wasn't expected to strengthen much over the next few days, but could become the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season later this week, forecasters said.
Lisa could absorb the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne (search), the deadliest storm since Hurricane Mitch in 1998, forecasters said.
Flooding caused by Jeanne killed at least 1,500 people in Haiti. At least six people died in Florida during Jeanne, which struck the storm-ravaged state Saturday.