Nigel picks up the pace and moves away

Expected to weaken over the next few days

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At 11:00 p.m., the center of Hurricane Nigel was located near latitude 39.0 North, longitude 50.4 West. Nigel is moving toward the northeast near 25 mph and is expected to accelerate northeastward over the next day or two. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next couple of days and Nigel is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb or 28.74 inches.

About the Author:

Richard Nunn is the Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist