Wednesday Tropics: Raymond Expected to Weaken; Lorenzo Churns in Atlantic

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A pair of tropical systems are currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center, but both are expected to eventually weaken within the next couple of days.

Young men play in a flooded street in Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The area is on alert as Hurricane Raymond gained more strength and threatened to hurl heavy rains onto a sodden region already devastated by last month's Tropical Storm Manuel. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

A pair of tropical systems are currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center, but both are expected to eventually weaken within the next couple of days.

Hurricane Raymond hasn’t made landfall, but it has been soaking parts of southwestern Mexico with wind and rain the past couple of days as it meanders off shore in the Pacific Ocean. As of the Hurricane Center’s 4am advisory on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the storm has weakened to a category one Hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. It was stationary at that time, but forecasters expect to the eventually pull away from Mexico and weaken further.

Meanwhile, in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Lorenzo was a bit stronger on Wednesday morning as compared to 24 hours prior. The storm, nearly a thousand miles to the east of Bermuda, had sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. However, by Thursday, forecasters expect the system to lose more strength and possibly dissipate by Thursday evening. It poses no threat to any major land masses.


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