Fred weakens to tropical storm, moves away from Cape Verde Islands _lowres

Tropical Storm Fred is moving farther away from the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to weaken over the next 48 hours. (Photo from National Hurricane Center)

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred is moving farther away from the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to weaken.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 65 mph (100 kph).

Fred is centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).