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Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
As of early Wednesday morning EST, Strong Tropical Storm Funani is centered about 500 miles northeast of mainland Mauritius.
Funani has highest sustained winds of 55 mph and is tracking toward the southwest at 5 mph.
Conditions are favorable for some strengthening over the next couple of days as Funani turns more to the south and then southeast.
This path will take the storm close to the small island of Rodrigues on Thursday, but it will otherwise be over open waters.