Rick weakens to Tropical Storm

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Meanwhile, forecasters have issued a hurricane watch for an island far south of Hawaii for Tropical Storm Neki.

Forecasters say winds from Rick have died down to 70 mph (90 kph). It was once a Category 5 storm.

As of 11 p.m. EDT Monday, the center was about 290 miles (465 km) south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Neki was about 700 miles south-southwest of Honolulu and about 670 miles east-southeast of tiny Johnston Island. It is expected to pass very close to the island as a hurricane by Wednesday.

Maximum winds were at about 40 mph.

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