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Isaac Weakens to Tropical Storm

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Isaac weakened to a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon and a gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours as it continues to move farther inland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin.

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The center of the storm was located about 50 miles (80 km) west-southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, packing winds of about 70 miles per hour (110 km per hour), the NHC said.