THE TROPICS-DAY #173 - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2


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Tropical Storm Melissa is located about 350 miles northwest of the Azores. Movement is toward the east-northeast at 28 mph. The maximum sustained wind increased to 65 mph today.

Melissa is expected to continue moving northeast tonight but will turn to the east an southeast by Saturday. This motion will bring strong wind to the Azores. Some weakening is forecasted during the next two days and Melissa may lose tropical characteristics as early as tonight.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, things are quiet.

Tom Konvicka

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