MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Josephine gets slightly stronger Friday night, as Tropical Storm Kyle forms in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England.

At 11 p.m. Friday, the center of Josephine was about 375 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands.

Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week.

On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast of the Leeward Islands over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through Saturday.  After that, Josephine is expected to weaken as it encounters unfavorable upper-level winds.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

At 11 p.m. Friday, Tropical Storm Kyle was about 250 miles east southeast southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

Tropical Storm Kyle as of 11pm August 14, 2020 (National Hurricane Center)

It was moving east-northeast at 16 mph. A slightly faster east-northeastward or eastward motion is expected during the next few days.

Some additional strengthening is possible during the next day or so.  Kyle is forecast to become post-tropical by Sunday night.

RELATED: HURRICANE 2020: PREPARING IN A PANDEMIC

Comments