Tropical Storm Beatriz forms in the Pacific - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Tropical Storm Beatriz forms in the Pacific

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MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beatriz has formed off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean and could become a hurricane by Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center said Sunday that the storm was about 200 miles (322 kilometers) south-southwest of Acapulco. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

A hurricane watch has been upgraded to a warning from Zihuatanejo to Manzanillo. A hurricane watch has been issued from Manzanillo west to La Fortuna. A tropical storm warning is in effect for other parts of the Mexican coast.

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