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Tropical Storm Ophelia Forms in Atlantic

Maximum sustained winds near to 60 mph Wednesday



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    Tropical Storm Ophelia as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.

    Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened Wednesday as it moved across the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

    Ophelia had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as it moved west at 16 mph about 1,245 miles east of the Leeward Islands, according to the latest NHC advisory.

    Some weakening was expected over the next two days or so, though its track is unknown past Saturday.

    Forecasters said South Floridians should keep an eye on the storm, but that it was too early to tell if will affect the area.


    There were no coastal warnings or watches in effect.

    It was forecast to be north of the Lesser Antilles or Puerto Rico in about five days.

    Ophelia was moving toward the west and was expected to continue this track until Thursday with a gradual turn toward the west-nothwest on Friday.

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