MIAMI — Rene has re-strengthened to a tropical storm far out over the Atlantic.
The storm's maximum sustained winds increased to near 40 mph (65 kph) Wednesday morning with additional strengthening expected over the next few days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Farther west in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Paulette was expected to begin weakening. That storm's maximum sustained winds were near 60 mph (95 kph) with gradual weakening expected to begin Thursday or Friday, the National Hurricane Center said. Paulette was
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