A tropical storm watch has been issued for southeast Florida, as Tropical Storm Sandy gained strength in the Caribbean and headed north. The storm is expected to build to weak hurricane strength, and could begin pelting the Florida Keys and nearby parts of the state's mainland within two days. Its current track, however, has its strongest winds remaining offshore as it continues up the U.S. coast.
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