Hurricane Isabel

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It's weakened a little bit, but Hurricane Isabel is still a monster.

The storm has sustained winds of 150 miles per hour as it churns West-Northwest toward a meeting with the US East Coast later this week.

Isabel is now down to Category Four and experts say it would be
extremely unusual for Isabel to maintain its former Category Five strength as it moves north over cooler water.

The National Hurricane Center says models show the storm weakening during the next four days. But it could still pack 130 mile-per-hour winds when it hits somewhere between North Carolina and New Jersey late Thursday into early Friday.

People along the coast have been gearing up -- buying plywood to board windows and stocking up on some essentials.