Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds Monday afternoon are near 85 mph.
Hurricane Fred is centered about 20 miles north-northeast of Ribeira Brava in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 12 mph.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the islands, where Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin Tuesday.
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Meanwhile in the Pacific, Hurricane Jimena is centered about 1,330 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west near 16 mph. The Category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds near 150 mph. The hurricane doesn't currently pose a threat to land.