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Tropical Storm Odette Slogs Offshore of Mid-Atlantic Coast

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Miami (AP) -- Newly formed Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast late Friday and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada.

The poorly organized storm was traveling to the northeast at 10 mph (17 kph) late Friday evening and was about 265 miles (430 kilometers) southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Odette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph).