Ophelia is the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season.
Ophelia continues to spin in the open Atlantic Ocean, posing no threat to the United States or any other part of North America.
"I am not quite sure what to make of it", Dr Klotzbach told Bloomberg. Way out in the middle of the Atlantic, it's unlikely it will be a threat to USA, although it could possibly be a threat to Ireland, the National Hurricane Center said.
A slow northeast drift is expected Wednesday night and Thursday, followed by an acceleration to the east / northeast.
The storm was almost stalled Wednesday evening, with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Forecasters say slight strengthening is possible over the next couple of days.
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Ophelia now has top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph).
This would tie the record for the most consecutive Atlantic named storms to reach hurricane strength. That's a bit of an unusual track for Atlantic storms. All of those occurred in August or September, except for Hurricane Fran in October 1973 and Hurricane Alex in January 2016, which made landfall shortly after weakening to a tropical storm.
It's important to note that weather records are based on what we're able to record.
After bringing storm surge flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast, the remnants of Nate will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northeast Monday. It is now forecast to stay west of Portugal before bringing gusty winds and rain to Ireland early next week.