Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Irene Passes Island

From the National Weather Service:

At 1100 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Irene was located near latitude 41.4N, longitude 73.7W, or about 10 miles west of Danbury Connecticut. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 26 MPH and this motion with a little faster forward speed is expected over the next day or so. On the forecast track the center of Irene will move over northern New England later today and over eastern Canada tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 MPH with higher gusts. Irene is forecast to weaken and become a post-tropical low by tonight.