Tropical Storm Ophelia expected to become hurricane by Wednesday – NHC

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Monday.

The storm, located about 785 miles (1260 km) west-southwest of the Azores in the Atlantic, was packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), the NHC said.

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