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Former Tropical Storm Franklin Speeds Across Atlantic

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(Source: CBS4) Post-Tropical-Cyclone Franklin

(Source: CBS4) Post-Tropical-Cyclone Franklin

MIAMI (CBS4) – As expected, what was briefly Tropical Storm Franklin lost it’s tropical characteristics in the North Atlantic west of Bermuda Saturday evening, and is now what forcasters refer to as a ‘post-tropical cyclone’.

The weather system still carries winds of about 40 miles per hour, but it has lost the characteristics that make it a tropical system.

The storm  is no threat to land, located about 235 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland at 11 p.m. Saturday.

The remnants of Franklin are moving east-northeast at about 26 mph. The storm is expected to weaken gradually over the next few days.

The National Hurricane Center has ended advisories on Franklin.

You can track all of these disturbances at our tropics page, CBSmiami.com/tropics

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