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Fred weakens to a tropical depression over southeastern Alabama

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Posted at 11:42 PM, Aug 10, 2021

Tropical Storm Fred made landfall around 3:15 EDT on Monday near Cape San Blas, Florida.

Fred has now weakened to a tropical depression over southeastern Alabama. Fred is centered about 15 miles SSW of Columbus, Georgia and moving NNE at 14 mph.

On the forecast track, the center of Fred will move across western and northern Georgia Tuesday, across the southern Appalachian Mountains, and into the central Appalachians by early Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next couple of days and Fred is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by tonight and merge with a frontal system on Wednesday.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 17:

Location: 33.4 N 84.7 W

Moving: NNE at 17 mph

Min pressure: 1007 mb

Max sustained winds: 30 mph

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