Tropical Storm Gabrielle Nears Puerto Rico

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Gabrielle brought heavy rains to Puerto Rico and neighboring islands Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it moved northwest at 8 mph, according to a 5 a.m. ET update that had the storm about 40 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Although it was expected to strengthen slowly through the weekend, experts said it had little chance of growing into the season’s first hurricane.

Source: NBC NEWS

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