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Hurricane Nigel to enter a weaker phase

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Sep 18, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hurricane Nigel held on to Category 1 strength Thursday afternoon as further weakening is foreseen on its path over the northern Atlantic.

Nigel is moving away from Bermuda, with the center over 630 miles to the east-southeast of Newfoundland.

The hurricane is moving east-northeast at 37 mph, with peak sustained winds of 80 mph.

Nigel will keep going north through most of this week. It will move over the colder northern Atlantic waters, where it will lose its tropical identity but will still be a strong windmaker for shipping lanes in its path.