Tropical Storm Karl continues westward trek

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Karl, the 12th tropical storm of this year’s hurricane season, is continuing its westward trek across the eastern tropical Atlantic.

At 5 a.m., the center of the system was about 640 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Karl was moving toward the west at 13 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through Saturday. A west- southwestward motion is possible Saturday night.

Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. 

Maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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