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Sandy weakens a little

FOX 4 Staff

Sandy weakens a little

CREATED Oct. 26, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct. 26, 2012

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hurricane Sandy is weakening as its maximum sustained winds dropped to 75 mph while the storm crawls north at 7 mph.

Sandy is bringing winds and rain to Florida's east coast as it takes aim on the northeast coast of the United States.

Forecasters still expect the category 1 storm to make a move to the northeast before turning northwest and hitting the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Florida's east coast from Deerfield Beach to Flagler Beach and for Lake Okeechobee.

The storm forced Naples High School to cancel its football game tonight scheduled with North Miami Beach High School.