Tropical Storm Boris Weakens In Pacific Far Off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Boris continued to churn far out in the Pacific on Tuesday, but a tropical depression formed much closer to Mexico’s coast and could soon reach storm status.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the depression, the fourth of the eastern Pacific season, was located about 280 miles (450 kilometers) south-southeast of the port of Manzanillo, Mexico, and almost twice as far from the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

It is expected to move northwest, roughly parallel to the coast, over the next several days while gaining some strength. While it could bring some rain to the coast, there were no immediate predictions it would hit land.

The Hurricane Center said Boris briefly became the first hurricane of the Pacific season on Tuesday, before its maximum sustained winds fell to about 70 mph (110 kph).

Boris is located about 1,160 miles (1,870 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula and is moving west and further out to sea.

The storm is expected to continue moving west or northwest, then weaken and dissipate within a few days.