Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Nora is strengthening as it nears the Central Pacific basin. Nora is centered about 1245 miles (2005 km) east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii, moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). This general motion, with some decrease in forward speed, is expected during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening during the next 48 hours is forecast, and Nora could become a hurricane by Sunday night.
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