Florence downgraded to post-tropical remnant low

Storm expected to fizzle out over open water

Published On: Aug 04 2012 08:36:00 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2012 12:27:29 PM EDT
MIAMI -

Florence has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression, and it is expected to stay that way, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

In the NHC's 11 a.m. advisory Monday, Florence had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, moving west at 12 mph. Florence is located about 1515 miles east of the Leeward Islands.

The post-tropical depression is expected to weaken further during the next couple of days.