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Paloma weakened to a Category 1 hurricane as it moved slowly across east-central Cuba after lashing Grand Cayman Island with high winds and heavy rain, forecasters said.

By 1 a.m. ET Sunday, the storm's winds dropped to near 100 mph (160 kph), the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, said.

Paloma is expected to weaken further as it heads toward central Bahamas later on Sunday. The central and eastern parts of Cuba can expect five to 10 inches of rain, some which may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, the Hurricane Center said. Read full article »

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