MIAMI (CBS4) – Tropical Storm Ophelia is fluctuating in intensity in the Atlantic Ocean as it moves quickly towards the west.
At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was located about 490 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The storm’s maximum sustained winds have dropped to 50 mph with some higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extended outward 260 miles from Ophelia’s center, mainly on its north side.READ MORE: There's No Business Like Shoe Business & The High End Sneaker Business Is Booming
The National Hurricane Center said Ophelia was moving to the west near 14 mph.
The NHC said Ophelia is expected to slowly weaken over the next 48 hours due to strong upper level winds and could become a Tropical Depression over the weekend.READ MORE: Wife Of Slain Cyclist Pushes For Safety Measures After 2 More Deaths On Rickenbacker Causeway
Currently there are no watches or warnings for this storm.
You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.MORE NEWS: Nationals Squeeze Past Marlins In 10 Innings, Win 5-4