MIAMI (CBS4) – Tropical Storm Ophelia lost some of its ‘oomph’ overnight and was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm.  Monday morning the center of the storm will pass over the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland.

At 8 a.m. Monday the center of the storm was about 65 miles west-northwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.  Ophelia was speeding to the northeast at 35 mph. Maximum sustained winds have dropped to 60 mph with some higher gusts.  The worst of Ophelia’s winds will stay offshore.

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Forecasters expect Ophelia to take a turn to the east-northeast on Monday and increase in forward speed.  Steady weakening is expected throughout the day, according to the National Hurricane Center which said Ophelia is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone late Monday.

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A Tropical Storm Watch has been posted for the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland.

Ophelia could produce up to three inches of rain over the peninsula.

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You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.