Tropical Storm Dorian gains strength in Atlantic

Tropical storm-force wind speed probabilities for Dorian over the next five days. On Thursday, July 25, 2013, the storm was centered 700 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. NOAA

MIAMI Tropical Storm Dorian has gained some strength as it moves across the Atlantic, far from land.

The storm's maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 mph early Thursday.

Dorian is centered about 700 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of west Africa, and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph.

Currently, there are no land threats from the storm.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Flossie formed far out over the Pacific. Flossie's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, with slow strengthening expected over the next day or so. The storm is centered about 1,045 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 15 mph.

NOAA Storm Tracker: Atlantic

East Hurricane SECTOR Visible Image

Hurricane Tracking Sector (VIS) (NOAA)

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