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The Latest: Tropical Storm Paine weakening in the Pacific

Posted September 20

— The Latest on Tropical Storm Lisa (all times EDT):

5:15 p.m.

Tropical Storm Lisa is strengthening slightly over the eastern Atlantic, but still poses no threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports in its 5 p.m. advisory that Lisa's maximum sustained winds had increased to 45 mph (70 kph) by late Tuesday afternoon. The center said the storm is expected to gain a bit more strength through Wednesday and then start to steadily weaken on Thursday.

Lisa is centered about 465 miles (750 kilometers) west of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving northwest about 12 mph (20 kph).

Also in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karl's maximum sustained winds are holding steady at 40 mph (65 kph) and the storm is moving westward at 14 mph (20 kph). The Hurricane Center said Karl was centered late Tuesday about 480 miles (770 kilometers) northeast of the Leeward Islands and 1,030 miles (1,660 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda. Some strengthening is expected during the next couple of days.

In the Pacific, former Tropical Storm Paine has weakened to a tropical depression and was expected to become a remnant low Tuesday night.

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5 a.m.

Tropical Storm Paine is weakening in the Pacific as it approaches Mexico's coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday have decreased to near 60 mph (96 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says continued rapid weakening is forecast and Paine is expected to become a remnant low by Wednesday.

The storm is centered about 280 miles (451 kilometers) west of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico.

Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karl is forecast to begin strengthening in another day or two. Its maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (64 kph). Karl is centered about 625 miles (1,006 kilometers) east-northeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph (27 kph). Farther east, a tropical depression is expected to become a tropical storm later in the day.

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