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Hurricane Humberto likely to weaken soon

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MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Humberto is likely to begin weakening soon far out over the Atlantic.

The Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds Thursday evening near 85 mph (140 kph), with weakening forecast over the next two days.

Humberto is centered about 595 miles (958 kilometers) northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving north near 14 mph (22 kph).

Meanwhile, Gabrielle is a tropical storm again but is expected to weaken as it moves away from Bermuda after drenching the British territory. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (64 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Gabrielle is expected to weaken on Friday.

The storm is centered about 230 miles northwest of Bermuda and is moving north near 8 mph (13 kph).

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