Hurricane Linda forms, Hurricane Fred weakens

MIAMI (AP) a€" Hurricane Linda has formed far out over the Pacific while Hurricane Fred weakened to a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic.

Earlier Wednesday, Hurricane Fred became the second major hurricane of the Atlantic season before weakening and remains far out at sea without threatening land.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Freda€™s maximum sustained winds have weakened to near 105 mph (165 kph). Ita€™s projected five-day path will keep it over the open ocean until it loses steam.

The storm is centered about 645 miles (1,040 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands and moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Meanwhile, Hurricane Lindaa€™s maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 kph) but is expected to weaken Thursday night and Friday.

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