Storm surge warning discontinued south of Bonita as Irma weakens

FORT MYERS, Fla. Tropical Storm Irma continues to weaken as it moves farther away from Southwest Florida.

A storm surge warning has been discontinued for Bonita Beach southward, though it’s still in effect for points north of Bonita Beach, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. advisory.

The once-powerful hurricane now has tropical-storm force winds of 65 mph as it passes about 70 miles east of Tallahassee, moving at 17 mph.