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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaac is a small storm that’s slightly weakened as it treks west over the central Atlantic.

At 11 p.m. Isaac was located about 1550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through the end of the week.

On the forecast track, Isaac should move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday.

The maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph with higher gusts.

Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days, but Isaac is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength as it approaches the Lesser Antilles later this week.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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