Ophelia may not threaten the USA - but it could move near the Azores islands, and the National Hurricane Center on Thursday cautioned those in the islands to keep an eye on the storm.
The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight and the US National Hurricane Centre has warned it could strengthen over the coming days.
A STORM hurtling towards Scotland across the Atlantic has been upgraded to a hurricane, prompting concern among Brits. Three Category 4 hurricanes - Harvey, Irma and Maria - made landfall in USA territories, and that has not ever happened on record!
"After that, indications are that by that point it will then have weakened and be no longer a hurricane or tropical storm - it will be extratropical". This has not happened in 124 years, or since 1893.
A Weather Channel report says Florida is the most likely state to see a hurricane make landfall during this part of the hurricane season. Hurricane Season does not officially end until November 30th.
Both Irma and Maria also reached fierce Category 5 strength. This is allowing Ophelia to drift towards the north and east, towards Europe.
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Its interaction with colder water and the jet stream means Opehlia will likely lose its tropical characteristics before reaching Ireland and the United Kingdom, becoming a post-tropical (also called extra-tropical) storm.
Met Éireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, says Ophelia "has the potential to be a high-impact event in parts of the country", listing strong winds, heavy rain, and high seas as likely impacts.