(WLTX) - Tropical Storm Dorian has gotten a little stronger.
The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 60 miles an hour.
Dorian is centered about 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of west Africa, and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph (28 kph).
At present, the storm remains located in the deep Atlantic. It's not expected to strengthen much over the next day or so, but forecasters believe it will encounter better conditions for organization by the weekend.
"We don't expect much improvement in this storm over the next couple of days because it's going to be moving over cooler waters, but we do expect it to stay on a western path here for the next five days," says News19 Chief Meteorologist Jim Gandy. "We'll watch this carefully but we shouldn't have to worry about it until next week."
Long-range models have the storm moving near the islands of the Caribbean by early Monday morning. However, it's important to note the models will likely shift considerably as the storm continues to progress.
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