Hurricane Rina now Category 1 storm

Hurricane Rina expected to make landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
Hurricane Rina
Image Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr
Hurricane Rina

Hurricane Rina has weakened to a Category 1 storm.

CNN reports that Hurricane Rina, previously a Category 2 storm, has weakened significantly, making it a Category 1 storm. Originally, Hurricane Rina was expected to reach Category 3 status before making landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun on Thursday.

As of 12:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Rina's maximum sustained winds dropped to 85 mph and it was 190 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

So far, no tourists have been evacuated from Quintana Roo.

Read more about Hurricane Rina here.

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