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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The sixth tropical storm of the 2015 season has developed over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean and has steadily strengthened over the course of Sunday afternoon.

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Tropical Storm Fred is forecast to become a hurricane sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning and bring hurricane conditions to portions of the Cape Verde Islands.

As of the 8 p.m. advisory, the center of Fred is located about 115 miles east of Praia in the southernmost Cape Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds reaching 70 miles per hour with higher gusts.

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Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

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Fred is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph and it’s expected to continue to move in that general direction at a slightly slower forward speed over the next 48 hours.

This forecast track takes the storm near or over some of the Cape Verde Islands early Monday morning.

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A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the Cape Verde Islands.