Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in the Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

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.

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