Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in Atlantic, but poses no threat to land

A tropical depression that formed in the open Atlantic has strengthened into Tropical Storm Ophelia.

The storm, which poses no threat to land, had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as of 11 a.m. with higher gusts and is located about 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores, moving north-northeast at 5 mph.

It is forecast to turn to the east and east-southeast on Monday into Tuesday, forecasters say.

 

The storm is expected to strengthen over the next two days, forecasters said.

 

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