MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Edouard was racing towards the East-northeast on Wednesday evening as forecasters say it’s expected to weaken.

At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was about 1,030 miles east-northeast of Bermuda and 1,050 miles West of Fayal Island in the Western Azores.

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The Category 1 hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph as it moved to the northeast at 30 mph.

Edouard is forecast to turn to the east with a decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days.

Hurricane Edouard is expected to gradually weaken to below hurricane strength on Thursday and become a post-tropical cyclone by late Friday.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Swells from Edouard will affect portions of the Atlantic Canada and the East Coast of the United States North of Florida. These swells could cause life-threatening rip currents over the next few days.

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Hurricane Edouard is the fifth named tropical system of the current Atlantic hurricane season and the fourth hurricane.

The last time that name was used was in 2008, when Tropical Storm Edouard came ashore in Texas. The storm was blamed for one death and minor coastal flooding.

(Source: CBS)

(Source: CBS)

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