Tropical Storm Ophelia weakens in eastern Atlantic

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Tropical Storm Ophelia has weakened slightly but is still forecast to become a hurricane later in the week.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm's top sustained winds Tuesday night were 50 mph (85 kph). Ophelia is in the eastern Atlantic, about 785 miles (1,265 kilometers) southwest of the Azores, and is moving southeast at 6 mph (9 kph).
Forecasters expect the storm to become a hurricane by Thursday.