Hurricane Wilma Forecast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hurricane Wilma continues to move toward the Yucatan Peninsula.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say at 7 am, the center of the storm was about 175 miles southeast of Cozumel Mexico and 475 miles south-southwest of Key West. It's moving toward the west-northwest near seven miles-per-hour.

Wilma has weakened slightly, but it's still a Category Four hurricane with 145 mile-per-hour winds, down from 150 earlier today and 175 from yesterday.

Because Wilma's forward motion has slowed, officials in the Florida Keys have put off the mandatory evacuation of residents until tomorrow. Tourists have been told to leave and the streets were almost empty early this morning.


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