Tropical Storm Humberto strengthening in Atlantic

AP News
Posted: Sep 09, 2013 11:12 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Humberto is moving west across the Atlantic, southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, and could become a hurricane on Tuesday.

The storm's maximum sustained winds reached 60 mph (97 kph) on Monday night.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Humberto could become a hurricane sometime Tuesday.

The storm is centered about 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving further away from that area. A tropical storm warning has been discontinued for the southern Cape Verde Islands. No coastal watches or warnings are currently in effect.

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The storm is moving westward at 10 mph (16 kph).