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Ophelia Becomes Tropical Storm Again

Storms moving through Atlantic early Wednesday

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    Tropical Storm Philippe as of 5 a.m. Wednesday.

    Ophelia became a tropical storm again Wednesday as Tropical Storm Philippe was expected to weaken in the next couple days, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

    Ophelia had maximum sustained winds near 50 mph as it moved north-northwest at 3 mph, according to the latest NHC advisory.

    The storm was about 215 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands and was expected to strengthen and increase in speed over the next couple days.

    Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe was expected to increase in speed but be downgraded to a tropical depression by Thursday.

    Philippe had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph as it moved west-northwest at 12 mph about 930 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

    There were no watches or warnings in effect for Philippe or Ophelia.