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Tropical Storm Beatriz forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast and may soon become a hurricane


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Beatriz has formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane by late Friday as it threatens the southwestrn hip of Mexico. U.S. hurricane forecasters say Beatriz was about 100 miles south-southwest of Acapulco late Thursday and moving west-northwest at 12 mph with meximum sustained winds of 40 mph. A hurricane warning is in effect from Zihuatanejo to Playa Perula. The storm is expected to slow its forward movement over the weekend, and dump heavy rain as it scrapes along several southern Mexican states.

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