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Otis Weakens to Tropical Storm Over Western Mexico


The former Hurricane Otis has weakened to a tropical storm as it drifts toward the west coast of Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the center of Otis was 195 kilometers southwest of the Baja California peninsula early Sunday. The storm is moving north slowly, with sustained winds of 115 kilometers per hour.

Heavy rains fell in parts of Baja California Saturday, leading authorities to issue evacuation orders for the Cabo San Lucas resort and nearby low-lying areas.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Stan has made landfall over eastern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Maximum sustained winds are 65 kilometers per hour.

Weather forecasters say Stan will likely weaken to a tropical depression as it passes over Yucatan, but could regain strength when it moves over the Gulf Of Mexico Monday.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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