Category 2 Hurricane Ophelia heads toward British Isles

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Hurricane Ophelia is creeping toward the Azores and Europe.

The Category 2 storm had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph as of the 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. It was about 400 miles south-southwest of the Azores moving east-northeast at 20 mph.

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Ophelia will not impact the U.S., WINK meteorologist Zach Maloch said. It’s instead forecast to affect the British Isles early next week.

“Overall, the tropics are quiet for us,” Maloch said.

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