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.
Forecasters said the storm will continue westward and begin to turn northwest over the weekend.
The storm’s winds are reaching 45 mph.
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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