Tropical Storm Fred weakening


MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred is moving farther away from the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to weaken.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds early today are near 65 mph.

Fred is centered about 195 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Hurricane Jimena remains a powerful Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph. Jimena is centered about 1,075 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west near 13 mph.

Also in the Pacific, a tropical depression is expected to become a tropical storm later in the day. The depression has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph. It’s centered about 745 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is moving west-northwest near 8 mph.

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