Frank continues to weaken

posted Jul 12, 2012, 9:34 AM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 12, 2012, 9:35 AM ]
Frank continues to weaken, now a tropical storm. at 200 PM PDT the center of Tropical Storm Frank was located near latitude 19.3 north - longitude 112.2 west. Frank is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph/9 km/hr. A gradual turn toward the north and north-northeast is expected during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph...100 km/hr with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours...and Frank will probably become a depression by late Saturday or sooner.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles/95 km from the center.