Subtropical Storm Alex strengthens in Atlantic Ocean

MIAMI -- Subtropical Storm Alex is expected to get stronger far out over the Atlantic and is threatening the Azores.

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The storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning increased to near 70 mph (110 kph).

Alex is forecast to move through the Azores with storm-force winds Thursday night and Friday.

Alex is centred about 560 miles (905 kilometres) south-southwest of the Azores and is moving toward the north-northeast near 18 mph (30 kph).



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