Tropical Storm Kiko Weakens

(AP) Tropical Storm Kiko weakened Sunday as it moved slowly away from Mexico's Pacific coast, forecasters said.

Kiko's eye is well offshore, although forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said tropical storm conditions could be felt in Baja California over the next couple of days. The storm is then expected to head out to sea and not threaten land directly, the center said.

Authorities discontinued a tropical storm watch for Mexico's Pacific coast, but said southern Baja California could be put on alert later Sunday. Kiko's outer bands could still kick up strong waves, winds and rains on land, forecasters said.

At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm's maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 50 mph and the storm was moving to the north-northwest at 3 mph. It was centered about 270 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas.


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