By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Victor formed on Wednesday afternoon in the Eastern Atlantic.

Victor is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days, followed by a turn to the northwest.

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The storm has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (with higher gusts. Steady strengthening is forecast, and Victor is expected to become a hurricane in a day or two.

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Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles north of the center.

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Victor is not expected to be a threat to South Florida, as it is expected to stay out to sea.

CBSMiami.com Team