Fred continues to weaken in the open Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Fred is continuing to weaken in the middle of the Atlantic, while Linda has dissipated in the Pacific.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Fred's maximum sustained winds had dropped to near 60 mph (95 kph) and the storm is moving slowly.

Fred is centered about 650 miles (1,045 km) west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and moving northeast near 2 mph (4 kph).

In the Pacific, Linda was no longer a tropical cyclone. The remnant low was moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mph (8kph).

Linda's maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph.


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