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Gordon Downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone

Storm expected to dissipate within next couple of days

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    Gordon as of 5 p.m. Monday.

    What was Tropical Storm Gordon has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

    The storm continued to weaken as it moved through the Atlantic Monday. As of 5 p.m. Gordon had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as it moved east-northeast at 16 mph about 370 miles east-northeast of the Azores, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    A decrease in speed and a turn toward the east are expected Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said in its last public advisory on Gordon.

    There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

    Gordon was expected to keep weakening and dissipate within a few days.

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    Meanwhile, two tropical waves were being monitored in the Atlantic and another in the Gulf of Mexico.

    One wave was about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and could become a tropical depression during the next day or so and has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

    The second wave was south of the Cape Verde Islands and has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

    The third wave remained over the western Gulf of Mexico and has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

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