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MIAMI, FL(CBSMiami) - Hours after the National Hurricane Center began tracking Tropical Depression #14 in the Central Atlantic, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine.

Nadine poses no threat to land.

At 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, the center of the storm was about995 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

It had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph with higher gusts.

It's moving toward the west north westnear 17 mph and is expected to turn toward the west-northwest very soon followed by another turn toward the northwest at a faster speed on Wednesday.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and it could become a hurricane by Thursday.