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Nicole Weakening As It Heads Toward The Central Atlantic

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Hurricane Nicole is weakening as it heads toward the Central Atlantic.

At 11 p.m. the storm was 255 miles northeast of Bermuda.

Nicole is moving toward the northeast near 21 mph. An east- northeastward motion at a slower forward speed is expected on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 100 mph with higher gusts.

Weakening is forecast during the next 12 to 24 hours, but Nicole is expected to remain a powerful cyclone even when it could become a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday.

The Bermuda airport recently reported sustained winds of 37 mph and a wind gust of 55 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Bermuda

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