Storm Watch

Hurricane Earl Update: Downgraded to Category 1

Hurricane Earl is continuing to lose steam: The storm was downgraded to category one on Friday as it passed through North Carolina and toward New England. Top wind speeds are now near 85 mph. Consequently, several storm watches have been changed: Western Long Island and Connecticut are no longer under a tropical storm watch and the hurricane warning in North Carolina has been replaced with a tropical storm warning north of Ocracoke; however parts of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts are still under hurricane warning. Meanwhile, airlines like JetBlue and Delta are waiving certain fees for impacted travelers.