MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Kirk is becoming stronger as it churns in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, but still poses no threat to land.

At 11:00 p.m. Thursday, the center of the storm was about 870 miles east southeast of Bermuda or about 1,495 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

Kirk’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 100 miles per hour which makes it a category 2 hurricane.

The storm was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour.  Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Kirk will take a turn to northwest and north through Friday and pick up speed.

Kirk is expected to strengthen over the 48 hours.

CBSMiami Tropics Update | Tropics Tracker | Hurricane News

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