Tropical storm Sean further weakens in Atlantic

AP News
Posted: Nov 11, 2011 7:04 PM
Tropical storm Sean further weakens in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Sean continues to weaken after passing Bermuda and heading northeast into the Atlantic.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday evening that Sean had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph). It was about 300 miles (483 kilometers) northeast of Bermuda and moving northeast at 30 mph (48 kph).

Forecasters had discontinued the tropical storm warning for Bermuda.

Little change in strength is expected before Sean is absorbed by a frontal system Friday night or Saturday.

Swells generated by the storm also are affecting Bermuda with life-threatening surf and rip currents. The swells should subside in a day or two.