Tropical Storm Nora Strengthens, Moves West
Tropical Storm Nora continued on a westward path overnight.
As of 5 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Nora was 1,330 miles east-southeast of Hilo, moving west at a rate of 14 miles per hour.
Maximum sustained winds circulating with Tropical Storm Nora have reached 45 mph.
NHC forecasters say a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected on Monday, as is a west-northwest turn of the storm. In addition, some models are showing Tropical Storm Nora taking a northern turn sometimes around Tuesday as a mid-latitude trough is forecast to break down the ridge currently steering the storm.
Tropical Storm Nora’s strength is forecast to continue to grow and the storm has the potential to become a hurricane Sunday night.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center expects the Tropical Storm Nora will cross over into its jurisdiction Saturday evening.
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