Hurricane Paine expected to weaken in Pacific off Mexico

AP
By Associated Press, 20 September 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Paine is continuing as a Category 1 hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico's coast but is expected to weaken overnight.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Paine's maximum sustained winds Monday afternoon are near 90 mph (145 kph) but it is expected to drop to a tropical storm Tuesday.

Paine is centered about 280 miles (455 kilometers) west-southwest of Cabo San Lazardo, Mexico, and is moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph).

Elsewhere, a new tropical depression has formed in the far eastern Atlantic. It has winds near 35 mph (55 kph) and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm overnight or Tuesday.

In the central Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karl has turned west-northwest with no change in strength. Karl's maximum sustained winds Monday are near 40 mph (64 kph).

AP
By Associated Press, 20 September 2016

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