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Ophelia Expected to Become Hurricane

Ophelia to strengthen, Tropical Storm Philippe forecast to weaken

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

    Tropical Storm Ophelia was expected to increase in speed and strengthen to a hurricane in the next day or so, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday.

    As of 11 a.m., Ophelia had maximum sustained winds near 70 mph as it moved north-northwest at 9 mph about 205 miles north-northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

    Ophelia was expected to continue on its current path through the Atlantic and become a hurricane Friday.

    Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe continued to move northwest at 13 mph far out in the Atlantic.

    Philippe had maximum sustained winds near 45 mph and was about 1240 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. The storm was expected to strengthen then weaken during the next few days.

    There were no watches or warnings in effect for either storm.

     

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