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Tropical Storm Ophelia's winds increase; Storm expected to weaken

In the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Ophelia's winds have increased to 65 mph, but the storm is expected to begin weakening.

The National Hurricane Center shows Ophelia making a turn out to sea later this week into this weekend. The storm is not expected to impact the U.S. at this time, but we will continue to monitor.

Tropical Storm Hilary is quickly strengthening in the Pacific south of Mexico and could soon become a hurricane.

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Hilary's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 70 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hilary could become a hurricane later in the day and could become a major hurricane by Saturday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Mexico's coast from Lagunas de Chacahua to Punta San Telmo. A tropical storm watch is in effect for west of Punta San Telmo to Manzanillo.

Hilary is centered about 115 miles south-southeast of Punto Maldonado, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 9 mph.

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