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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Hurricane Nicole is weakening as it heads toward the Central Atlantic.

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At 11 p.m. the storm was 255 miles northeast of Bermuda.

Nicole is moving toward the northeast near 21 mph. An east- northeastward motion at a slower forward speed is expected on Saturday.

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Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 100 mph with higher gusts.

Weakening is forecast during the next 12 to 24 hours, but Nicole is expected to remain a powerful cyclone even when it could become a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday.

The Bermuda airport recently reported sustained winds of 37 mph and a wind gust of 55 mph.

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Bermuda