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Hurricane Irma downgraded to Category 1

WPEC Radar 2:25 a.m.

Hurricane Irma continues to weaken as it moves across the western Florida Peninsula, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Irma is still moving north at a steady pace of 18 mph.

The eye of the storm is approximately 60 miles northeast of Tampa. Irma made landfall again near Marco Island, Florida late Sunday.

Irma is expected to weaken into a tropical storm over north Florida and Georgia.

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