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Florida, Georgia Advised to Monitor Tropical Storm Ophelia

Weather forecasters are advising residents in the southeastern United States to monitor a tropical storm off Florida's east coast.

The National Weather Center says Tropical Storm Ophelia could dump eight centimeters of rain in parts of Florida and southeastern Georgia, with isolated maximum amounts up to 13 centimeters.

The storm, packing winds of near 95 kilometers per hour, is about 100 kilometers from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The weather center says the system is stationary and not expected to move much Thursday. Some strengthening is forecast.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Florida's east coast.

Some information for this report provided by AP.