Tropical Storm Andres, 1st of Pacific season, strengthens off Mexico but no threat to land


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MIAMI — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed far from Mexico's coast.

Tropical Storm Andres formed Thursday and strengthened through the day to maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (95 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm could become a hurricane overnight or Friday, though it is not currently forecast to threaten land.

The storm is centered about 800 miles (1,285 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and is moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph), which is expected to continue overnight.

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