MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Looks like we’re starting the new work week with a new storm to keep tabs on in the Atlantic.
A tropical depression in the far western part of the ocean has strengthened into Tropical Storm Ophelia.
At 11 a.m, the center of system was located about 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores.
The system was moving to the north-northeast at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.
A motion toward the east-northeast and east is forecast to occur later tonight, followed by a turn toward the east-southeast on Tuesday. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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