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Hurricane Emily Weakens Slightly, On Course for Mexico

Weather Forecasters say Hurricane Emily has weakened slightly but may strengthen again Tuesday as it spins towards towards Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Emily's winds are near 150 kilometers an hour with higher gusts, making it a category one storm. It is moving west-northwest at about 24 kilometers per hour.

Forcasters predict the storm's center will be near Mexico's northeast coast by late Tuesday.

Emily battered beach resorts in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Monday knocking out power lines, downing trees and causing tens of thousands to flee. Officials say Cozumel, a popular diving destination, was the hardest hit. There have been no reports of deaths.

The hurricane brushed past Jamaica on Sunday, killing four people.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.