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Tropical Storm Cristina forms off Mexico

MIAMI » Forecasters say Tropical Storm Cristina has formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico and is expected to blow into a hurricane later in the week.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, says the storm late Monday was about 155 miles south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are about 40 mph. It is moving west at about 2 mph and is expected to keep moving in that direction out to sea.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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