September 6th, 2011
07:57 AM ET

Hurricane Katia weakens to Category 3 storm

Katia weakened to a Category 3 hurricane early Tuesday morning, but it still churned in the Atlantic Ocean and threatened to unleash dangerous rip currents, forecasters said.

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, Katia was about 400 miles (645 kilometers) south of Bermuda and carried maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph), according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center. It was moving northwest at about 10 mph (17 kph).

The storm is expected to avoid the United States. The front moving the remnants of Tropical Depression Lee up the East Coast is actually anticipated to help keep Katia offshore, according to CNN's weather bureau.

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  1. leeintulsa

    Never fear, lee is here 🙂

    September 6, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Hey, leeintulsa.
    Nice to see that big bad you is keeping Katia out of here!

    September 6, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. nancy

    I wish gung hoes troll will stop. Gung hoe really is a great person.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. 2 shoes

    I agree. Banasy and Gung Hoe are the best.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Allen G

    The best at being lame!!!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Red wing

    They can t help it . Thats the way it is when brothers and sisters marry.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Yeddo

    Jealous? You should be. You can't hold a candle to either of them.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Allen G

    Yes I can and they hold a candle in each others but you know what i mean!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Trix

    Allen G would know. He's the biggest flame around.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cynthia

    These above comments were allowed by a moderator?? You children use your own facebook or twitter to respond to yourselves. Immature.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. O.o

    No mod here, Miss Priss.

    Oh, and what do you think of the story?
    I found it delightfully immature, with a strong aftertaste of smokey sarcasm.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cynthia

    Oh, and we can respond to ourselves just by changing the name, doltimus maximus. Like I just did with you. Nyah nyah!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. James

    get a free iphone 5 today at freeiphonenow dot com

    September 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat2u


    Good job at keeping Katia at bay.
    Now we have something else showing up in the southern gulf. See if you can dance that one to Texas.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |