(KALB) - On Wednesday, October 11, Tropical Storm Ophelia officially upgraded to a Hurricane, category 1 strength.
Ophelia marks the 10th overall named Hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season out of 15 named storms.
Fortunately, for the United States and in the Caribbean, Ophelia is no threat. Meanwhile, the country of Ireland next week could see effects from Ophelia as it approaches the Northern Atlantic Ocean at that time.
The tropics have certainly been active throughout this season. Hurricane season ends on November 30. With that being said, there's still lots of time left in this season.