Tropical Storm Katia strengthens into Category 1 Hurricane

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Tropical Storm Katia joined Irma and Jose as a hurricane Wednesday afternoon.

Category 1 Hurricane Katia has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of the 10 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Katia is about 200 miles east of Tampico, Mexico and moving east-southeast at 2 mph.

A hurricane watch was extended northward along the coast of Mexico to Cabo Rojo, the National Hurricane Center said.

Katia is not expected to affect Southwest Florida

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