TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Storm Ophelia has formed in the Atlantic.
“It is strengthening but is moving away from the U.S. Coast. That’s the way we like it,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Leigh Spann.
As of 11 a.m. on Monday, Tropical Storm Ophelia is about 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
TS Ophelia is moving at a speed of 5 mph.
Hurricane season ends on Nov. 30. See the list of 2017 named storms here.
MORE HURRICANE INFO:
- READ ABOUT HURRICANE MARIA AND IRMA
- 2017 Storm Team 8 Hurricane Guide
- Download the Storm Team 8 WeatherMax app