Hurricane Gordon Weakens Slightly as It Moves Toward Azores

Hurricane Gordon, the seventh named storm of the Atlantic season, has weakened “a little” as it moves toward the Azores, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles (144 kilometers) per hour, down from 100 mph three hours earlier, the Miami-based center said in the advisory.

The Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale is moving east-northeast at 21 mph, and is about 220 miles southwest of the Azores’ Sao Miguel Island, the center said.

The storm is expected to weaken further during the next 48 hours, but is still expected to be a hurricane when it passes near or over the eastern Azores tomorrow, the center said.

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