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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In the far eastern Atlantic, Hurricane Helene continues to weaken.

At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was about 910 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Helene is moving toward the north near 13 mph.

A turn toward the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected Thursday night followed by a turn toward the northeast over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph with higher gusts.

Continued weakening is forecast over the next couple of days, and Helene is expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds  extend outward up to 175 miles.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


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