Bonnie Breaks Apart in Gulf of Mexico

Satellite imagery of Bonnie, downgraded to a tropical depression, in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, July 24, 2010.
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Last Updated 11:21 a.m. ET

Bonnie is barely a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico and the storm with winds near 30 mph is not expected to strengthen as it heads toward the site of the blown-out oil well.

Forecasters with the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Bonnie was hanging on as a depression, but the storm was not expected to change strength before the center reaches the coast.

Pictures: Bonnie

The center of Bonnie came ashore Friday near Cutler Bay, about 20 miles south of Miami.

It moved into the eastern Gulf and was about 165 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) Saturday.

Forecasters say they have canceled a tropical storm warning from Destin, Florida, to Morgan City, Louisiana.

Bonnie is moving west-northwest near 17 mph.