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TS Karen slows down, may become a depression

The Department of Meteorology said yesterday that Tropical Storm Karen is expected to take a loop towards the west for the central Bahamas.

Senior Deputy Director Jeffrey Simmons said the system slowed down.

He said that Karen is expected to impact those islands in the central Bahamas on Wednesday or Thursday of next week if it remains a tropical storm.

He said: “We still expect it to weaken some and probably by then as it comes in that area it will only be a low-pressure area.”

Simmons said there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Karen, but the department will continue to monitor its activity.

The system is forecasted to weaken to a tropical depression in the coming days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

This past Tuesday, Karen dumped rains and winds of 40 miles per hour over Puerto Rico.

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