ORLANDO, Fla. — Karen has been downgraded to a tropical depression, and Lorenzo is now weakening.
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Karen has completely dissipated in the Atlantic 425 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. The center of circulation has opened up into a surface trough of low pressure and is no longer tropical.
This low may persist for a few days but is poorly organized and will continue to weaken.
Lorenzo remains a major hurricane but has weakened now to a category 3.
Lorenzo is located about 1575 miles southwest of The Azores, moving to the north-northwest at 12 mph. Winds are now at 125 mph. Tropical storm force wind extend out 265 miles from the center of circulation and hurricane-force winds extend out 45 miles from the center.
A north-northwest track is expected to continue into Saturday morning, but will turn quickly to the northeast as it slowly weakens.
Here in Central Florida, even though Lorenzo is far away, a long period swell will reach our coast by Sunday and create a high rip current risk for several days early next week.
We are past the peak of Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November 30.