Tracking Tropics: Lorenzo moving away fast

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As of midday Tuesday, Lorenzo had sustained winds of 100 mph, making it a category 2 hurricane. After intensifying to category 5 strength late Saturday night, the system has slowly weakened. It will continue to weaken as more dry air and cooler water affect the efficiency of the system's engine.

The hurricane is located well out over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm will continue to move north-northeast over the next couple of days. The latest track has the hurricane staying out over the deep Atlantic and away from any land masses, however it may bring tropical storm force winds to northern parts of Great Britain by the end of the week.