Tropical Storm Sebastien forecast to be hurricane as it heads east

in Misc. News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

Tropical Storm Sebastien, expected to become a hurricane by Thursday night, continues to crank out stronger winds in the final days of hurricane season.

Sebastien’s maximum sustained winds intensified to 60 mph Thursday morning with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update.

Its tropical storm-force winds reach up 160 miles away from the core, said NHC hurricane specialist John Cangialosi.

Sebastien is about 405 miles from the northern Leeward Islands and is moving east at 8 mph, Cangialosi said.