Tropical Storm Fred continues to weaken over Atlantic _lowres

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fred is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Wednesday afternoon or overnight and degenerate to a remnant low on Thursday. (Photo from National Hurricane Center)

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fred is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Wednesday afternoon or overnight and degenerate to a remnant low on Thursday.

Fred is centered about 470 miles (755 kilometers) west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).