TD Karl to Strengthen in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Depression Karl is forecast to strengthen in the Atlantic.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 35 mph (56 kph) with some strengthening forecast during the next two days.

As of 5 a.m. EDT Thursday, Karl was centered about 625 miles (1,006 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest near 16 mph (26 kph).

Farther east, Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to weaken. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (72 kph).

Lisa was centered about 710 miles (1,143 kilometers) west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 14 mph (22 kph).

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