NU Online News Service, Oct. 26, 2:32 p.m. EDT

Hurricane Rina has weakened to a Category 1 storm and is expected to weaken further over the next two days, contrary to earlier forecasts that had the storm strengthening to a Category 3 storm.

The storm is still on track to impact the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday and then hook back to the east toward Cuba, but the storm is no longer expected to intensify to a major hurricane.

Rina is still expected to be at hurricane strength when it impacts the Yucatan Peninsula.