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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Ophelia is getting better organized in the far eastern Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane in the next 24 hours.

At 11 a.m., the center of the storm was about 780 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

Ophelia was moving to the southeast at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

Ophelia is forecast to continue moving to the southeast during the next day or two and is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


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