Tropical Storm Gordon Path: Storm expected to move away from U.S.

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Gordon is strengthening over the Atlantic but is expected to move away from the United States on a track over the open ocean.

The storm formed early Thursday and maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Gordon could grow into a hurricane by the weekend. Gordon is centered about 640 miles{ } east of Bermuda and imoving northeast at 16 mph.

The storm's forecast track shows it moving over the open waters of the north-central Atlantic for the next two days. Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Depression Hector is weakening and is expected to become a remnant low Thursday night or early Friday.