Hurricane Ophelia weakens slightly, speeds up -

Hurricane Ophelia weakens slightly, speeds up

MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say a weakening Hurricane Ophelia is expected to pass near Newfoundland, Canada, early Monday.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Monday that Ophelia was still a Category 1 storm with top sustained winds of about 75 mph (120 kph). The storm was moving northeast at 43 mph (69 kph).
Ophelia was centered about 185 miles (295 kilometers) west-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and a tropical storm watch was in effect for Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. The center says Ophelia is expected to weaken steadily but should be a strong tropical storm when it passes over the peninsula.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe was moving over the central Atlantic and is not expected to affect land.

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