The center of Tropical Storm Ivette was located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 119.2 West. Ivette is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph (31 km/h). A west-northwestward to westward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Ivette could become a hurricane by Thursday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.
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