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TROPICS: Pablo Expected to Weaken Soon Over Cooler Water

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pablo became a hurricane earlier today in the northeast Atlantic.

It already passed the Azores, so it will not affect land.

It is expected to make a turn to the north and slow its forward speed by tomorrow.

Category 1 Hurricane Pablo is expected to become a post-tropical storm by Monday as it quickly loses its tropical characteristics.

At this time, Hurricane Pablo is small, with hurricane force winds extending just 10 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extending up to 80 miles from the center. 

Pablo became a tropical storm on Friday, and by Sunday had strengthened to the sixth hurricane of the season.

Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30. 

SUMMARY OF 5 PM ET INFORMATION

LOCATION…44.7N 17.2W

ABOUT 650 MI… NE OF LAJES AIR BASE IN THE AZORES

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH

PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE AT 25 MPH

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…977 MB…28.85 INCHES

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