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All Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings Canceled For Weakened Maria

Data from a reconnaissance aircraft indicate that Maria is becoming poorly defined

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    All Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings Canceled For Weakened Maria

    All tropical storm warnings and watches have been discontinued as Tropical Storm Maria has weakened to barely a tropical cyclone, forecasters say.

    The National Hurricane Center reported at 11 a.m. that Maria had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph as it moved west-northwest at 15 mph.

    Maria is located about 25 miles northeast of Antigua and 310 miles east-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    The governments of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Anguilla, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Maartin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Marteen and Martinique have canceled watches and warnings.

    Maria's general west-northwest motion is predicted to continue over the next 48 hours. Forecasters say the storm will pass over the Leeward Islands before reaching the U.S. Virgin Islands later Saturday.

    Maria could further weaken to a tropical depression or degenerate to a tropical wave later Saturday, according to the NHC.