Tropical Storm Henri weakens to depression

MIAMI — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Henri (awn-'REE) has turned into a depresssion in the Atlantic Ocean and is likely to be done by Thursday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night that the storm is about 240 miles (385 kilometers) east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

The storm is moving toward the west-northwest about 15 miles per hour (24 kph) and is expected to stay to the north of the Lesser Antilles.

Its maximum sustained winds have dropped to near 35 mph (55 kph) with higher gusts.

Forecasters say the eighth named storm of the Atlantic season is expected to dissipate by Thursday.

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