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Tropical Storm Ida continues to spin over the central tropical Atlantic; no threat to land

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Sep 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-20 19:26:13-04

Tropical Storm Ida continues to spin over the central tropical Atlantic.

Ida has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph with higher gusts and is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph. The storm is not expected to strengthen much over the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.

A northwest track is forecast for the next day or so before the storm stalls over the central tropical Atlantic.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

There are no watches or warnings in effect.