Hurricane Helene continues to weaken as it moves across the Atlantic

Hurricane Helene is continuing to weaken as it moves across the Atlantic.

Currently located about 870 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and about 1350 miles south-southwest of the Azores, Helene is moving towards the north-northwest near 14 miles per hour (mph). A turn toward the north is expected later on Wednesday. Then, a turn toward the northwest, with an increase in forward speed, is likely by the end of the week.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in their 11 a.m. advisory that maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecasted over the next couple of days and Helene is expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday. 

There are no reported coastal watches or warnings in effect at this time.

See what Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Isaac are up to HERE.

Be sure to keep up with the latest on the 2018 Hurricane Season HERE. And you can download your Hurricane Guide in English HERE or in Spanish HERE.