Marie continues weakening, may become remnant low soon

Marie continues weakening, may become remnant low soon

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Tropical Storm Marie continues to weaken as it travels through cooler waters and could become a post-tropical remnant low Thursday night, according to forecasters.

The National Hurricane Center said at 5 p.m. Thursday, Marie's maximum sustained winds were near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. Marie was located 945 miles west-southwest of San Diego and was moving toward the northwest at 16 miles per hour. Forecasters expect the storm to move northwestward for the next couple of days, and then turn west-northwest on Saturday.

Swells generated by Marie should subside Thursday night along the coastline of Southern California and the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula Life-threatening surf and rip currents as well as minor coastal flooding are still likely to occur.

A high surf advisory has been issued for east- and south-facing shores of Hawaii through Friday as a result of Marie.

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