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Tropical storm headed away from U.S.
Hurricane expected in Pacific
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The path forecast for Tropical Storm Bret takes it away from the United States. - photo by NOAA graphic

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Bret was moving slowly north-northeast from the Bahamas and forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast, the National Weather Service reported this morning.

At 11 a.m. it was 365 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., (29.9 north and 75.9 west) heading northeast away from the United States. It's maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

Also, the service's National Hurricane Center here reported that Tropical Storm Dora is gaining some muscle as it swirls in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.

The center said the storm was centered early Tuesday about 300 miles south of Puerto Angel, Mexico, and moving west at 16 mph with top sustained winds of 65 mph.

It is expected to become a hurricane by Tuesday. No watches or warnings are in effect yet.

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