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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Helene continues turning to the northwest and has weakened slightly over the cooler waters of the eastern Atlantic.

At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was about 765 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Island.

Helene is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph.

A turn toward the north is expected by Thursday.

Helene is forecast to accelerate and turn toward the northeast by the end of the week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts.

Gradual weakening is likely over the next couple of days, and Helene is expected to become a tropical storm by Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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