MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Kate is strengthening as it moves away from the Bahamas.READ MORE: MDC North Campus Vaccination Site Turned Away Some People For Not Having Medical Exemption Form
At 9:30 p.m., the center of the system was about 175 miles southeast of the Northwestern Bahamas.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, with some higher gusts, as it moves north at 16 mph.READ MORE: Florida House Poised To Pass Business Liability Protections
A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected on Tuesday.
Some additional strengthening is forecast Monday and Tuesday night, followed by little change in strength on Wednesday.
On the forecast track, Kate is expected to remain well offshore of the east coast of the United States.MORE NEWS: How To Spot The Difference Between COVID & Allergy Symptoms
Kate, the eleventh named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, is not forecast to reach hurricane strength.