Hurricane Ike weakens to Cat. 1 along Cuba coast
Filed Under: US | Posted: 09/08/2008 at 2:15PM
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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Ike has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it moves along Cuba’s southern coast.
At 5 p.m. EDT Monday, Ike’s center was located about 45 miles southeast of Cienfuegos, Cuba. The storm was moving toward the west near 14 mph, and its maximum sustained winds had dropped to near 80 mph.
The storm’s center was expected to continue along the coast Monday night and over western Cuba the next day, before emerging over the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday night.
A hurricane warning for the Florida Keys has been discontinued.