(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Katia was racing west-northwestward over the Tropical Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late Tuesday.
At 11:00 p.m. ET (0300 GMT), Katia was located about 885 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, and was moving west-northwest at 22 miles per hour (35 km/h).
"Steady strengthening is therefore expected and the official forecast shows Katia becoming a hurricane in about 24 hours," the NHC said.
The NHC added that no coastal watches or warnings are in effect at the time.
(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)