Tropical Storm Larry strengthening pauses, but expected to resume

11 p.m. update:

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Larry’s strengthening has paused, but it is likely to resume intensifying overnight Wednesday into Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

5 p.m. update:

Tropical Storm Larry is forecast to become a hurricane Wednesday night, Channel 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger said.

He said the storm poses no tropical threat to Florida for now.

Read our earlier coverage below:

Tropical Storm Larry formed in the Atlantic early Wednesday.

The storm is forecast to continue to strengthen over the next few days and become a hurricane by late Thursday or Friday.

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Forecasters said the storm will continue westward and begin to turn northwest over the weekend.

The storm’s winds are reaching 45 mph.

See: Tropical system terms explained

Channel 9 will continue to monitor Larry, but it is too early to tell where the storm will go.

It is the twelfth named storm of the season.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.