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Tropical Storm Fiona slows down; expected to weaken.

fiona18082016As of 11 a.m. Thursday, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was 1095 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving west-northwest at about 8 miles per hour, down dramatically from 16 miles per hour this morning.

The storm has maximum sustained winds around 45 miles per hour and forecasters say some gradual strengthening may occur over the next 24-48 hours before Fiona starts to weaken by this weekend.

Fiona currently poses no threat to land.

Update: 6:45 a.m. Thursday, August 18

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was 1080 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and moving west-northwest at about 16 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center reported Fiona had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

Forecasters expect the storm to continue moving west-northwest for the next couple of days and that Fiona will strengthen slowly before it begins to weaken by the weekend.

Fiona currently poses no threat to land.

Original report

Tropical Storm Fiona became the sixth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic basin hurricane season to form on Wednesday.

As of a 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center forecast, the center of Fiona was located 920 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It was moving northwest at 16 mph.

Forecasts keep the storm away from any landmasses over the next five days. The storm is projected to increase slightly in strength over the course of that period.

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