Pablo weakens to become a tropical storm in the Atlantic

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Pablo has weakened to become a tropical storm, as it moves over the far north Atlantic Ocean.

Right now, tropical-storm-force winds are extending up to 60 miles from Tropical Storm Pablo’s center.

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Pablo was about 710 miles northeast of Lajes Air Base in the Azores and packing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

It’s moving north at 14 mph. A slightly slower northward motion is expected to take place as it weakens over the coming days.

Pablo is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by Monday morning and should lose its tropical characteristics as early as Tuesday morning.

There are not currently any watches or warnings in effect.

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