Tropical Storm Katia Intensifying
MIAMI, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Katia is expected to intensify and may become a hurricane later Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.
Katia, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, is about 985 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, moving west-northwest at 21 mph, the center said in its 5 a.m. EDT advisory.
Forecasters said Katia was expected to remain on its current track, gradually decreasing in forward speed during the next two days. The storm is expected to strengthen during the next 48 hours and could reach hurricane status later Wednesday, the center said.
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