Tropical Storm Strengthens

MIAMI (July 25, 2013)--Tropical Storm Dorian gained some strength Thursday as it moved across the Atlantic, far from land, forecasters said.

The storm's maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 miles per hour early Thursday.

Dorian was centered about 700 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of west Africa, and was moving west-northwest at near 17 miles per hour.

The storm poses no immediate threat to land.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Flossie formed far out over the Pacific with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour.

Slow strengthening is expected over the next day or so.

The storm was centered about 1,045 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and was moving west-northwest at near 15 miles per hour.

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