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Hurricane Fred expected to weaken in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that
Hurricane Fred had maximum sustained winds near 80 mph and was
barely moving. Forecasters said earlier that Fred was expected to
weaken to a tropical storm by Friday night.

Fred is centered about 740 miles west-northwest of the Cape
Verde Islands and moving north near 1 mph.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Linda's maximum sustained winds
have dropped to near 45 mph. Forecasters say Linda will likely
weaken to a tropical depression by Saturday.

Linda is centered about 1,355 miles west of the southern tip of
Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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