DOWNGRADE

Irene Slows to Tropical Storm

It's not even a hurricane now, but Irene is still a huge storm, dumping rain and bursting rivers in New York City as it hit directly over Coney Island around 9 a.m. Sunday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Irene has lost hurricane strength, with its wind speed falling to 65 mph as it made another landfall. The storm will move over New England and hit Boston by the afternoon. Officials also warn that isolated tornadoes are possible in the Northeast throughout the morning, and a tornado watch is in effect in New York.