Hurricane Katia weakens to Category 1 storm

(AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened to a Category 1 stormin the Atlantic and is expected to pass between the U.S. East Coastand Bermuda over

MIAMI - (AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened to a Category 1 stormin the Atlantic and is expected to pass between the U.S. East Coastand Bermuda over Wednesday night and Thursday.

Katia's maximum sustained winds decreased early Wednesday to 90mph.

Though Katia isn't expected to hit land, the U.S. NationalHurricane Center says large swells could affect the East Coast,Bermuda, the Greater Antilles and parts of the Bahamas over thenext few days. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda.

Meanwhile, the hurricane center says a tropical depressionfarther out in the Atlantic is expected to become a tropical stormlater in the day. The depression has maximum sustained winds near35 mph.

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