Subtropical Storm Melissa gets a little stronger

Published On: Nov 19 2013 10:37:29 AM EST
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Subtropical Storm Melissa has gained a little strength as it swirls over the central Atlantic.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 65 mph (100 kph). Additional strengthening is expected and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm could transition to a tropical storm later in the day or overnight.

Melissa is centered about 595 miles east of Bermuda and is moving north near 10 mph.

The National Hurricane Center says large swells from the storm will continue affecting parts of the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas. The swells can bring life-threatening surf and rip currents.

Meanwhile, cooler temperatures arrived in Central Florida on Tuesday, and there's a chance of rain in the region as a cold front pushes through.

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