Projected path map for Tropical Storm Nadine. (Photo : National Hurricane Center)
The National Hurricane Center announced on Wednesday that Tropical Storm Nadine is strengthening over the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane within the next two days.
Nadine, which developed into a tropical storm Tuesday night, posed no threat to land, the Miami-based center said. Moving at nearly 15 mph, the tropical storm is expected to turn towards the northwest later Wednesday followed by a turn towards the north-northwest Thursday night.
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Projected path maps released by the center do not show Nadine moving close to land, although movement could change depending on climate conditions.
According to the center, Tropical Storm Nadine has reached maximum sustained winds of almost 60 mph and is expected to strengthen in the next 48 hours. While tropical storm force winds were reported to extend outward up to 115 miles, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect.
Previous Tropical Storms Leslie and Michael were no longer being monitored by the center on Wednesday.
By Tuesday morning, Leslie had become a post-tropical cyclone as it made its way away from Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada. The NHC also reported that the Canadian Hurricane Center had discontinued a hurricane watch for Southern Newfoundland by Tuesday afternoon.
Out in the Atlantic, Michael had downgraded to maximum sustained winds of 40 mph by Tuesday evening and was expected to be absorbed by a cold front on Wednesday, the NHC said.
The next advisory for Tropical Storm Nadine will be released at 5 p.m. EST the NHC announced.
Projected Path Map: