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Tropical Storm Ophelia expected to become a hurricane

October 10, 2017 - 3:13 AM

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to strengthen to a hurricane as it spins far out over the Atlantic.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 50 mph (85 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday.

The storm is centred about 790 miles (1,270 kilometres) west-southwest of the Azores and is moving southeast near 3 mph (6 kph).

The storm is not currently a threat to any land.

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