Tropical Storm Hilda has formed far out over the Pacific Ocean.
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On Thursday, the storm’s maximum sustained winds were 40 mph (65 kph). The storm is about 1,630 miles (2,620 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. It is moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says there are no watches or warnings in effect. The storm does not pose an immediate threat to land, but strengthening is expected in the next 48 hours. Forecasters say Hilda is expected to be near hurricane strength by Saturday.