Hurricane Sam weakens to Category 2, will continue to weaken and remain in the Atlantic Ocean

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 12:05:33-04

Sam is a category 2 hurricane and is moving toward the northeast near 16 mph.

A northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

The cyclone is forecast to slow down over the north Atlantic around midweek. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts.

Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days, and Sam is expected to transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone on Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, October 2:

Location: 37.7N 54.6W

Moving: NE at 16 mph

Min pressure: 964 mb

Max sustained winds: 100 mph

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