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Tropical Storm Sandra has formed on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Tropical Storm Sandra has formed in the eastern Pacific well south of Mexico and is expected to later strengthen to a hurricane.


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The storm’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 45 mph (75 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Sandra is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday.

The storm is centered about 570 miles (915 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west near 13 mph (20 kph).

Currently the storm is predicted to make landfall in northern Mexico over the weekend.