In a temporary reprieve, the 8am advisory downgraded Hanna to a tropical storm. This isn’t all too unexpected; any storm that stays over the same area for a long period of time eventually churns up cooler water and can be affected by it somewhat, so I have a feeling that’s what’s happened here. Additionally, Hanna’s satellite appearance suggests it’s being affected by some wicked shear, particularly in its northwest quadrant. The combination of the two may prove to weaken it a little further; however, it’s too early to say if this will impact intensity at landfall. See you around noon (I’m unavailable at 11 when the new advisory is out).