MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hours after the National Hurricane Center began tracking Tropical Depression #14 in the Central Atlantic, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine.

Nadine poses no threat to land.

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At 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the storm was about 1,080 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts.

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It’s moving toward the west near 15 mph and is expected to turn toward the west-northwest very soon followed by another turn toward the northwest at a faster speed on Wednesday.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and it could become a hurricane by Thursday.

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