Hurricane Humberto moving northward over eastern Atlantic

Humberto is first hurricane of Atlantic season


ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Humberto moved northward Wednesday night over the far-eastern Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said.

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Humberto's maximum sustained winds Wednesday night are near 85 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane could gain more strength before a weakening trend likely starts on Thursday.

Humberto is centered about 395 miles northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving north near 13 mph.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gabrielle weakened to a tropical depression Wednesday night as it moves away from Bermuda after hitting the wealthy British territory with wind, rain and rough surf. Gabrielle's maximum sustained winds decreased to near 35 mph.

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