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Hurricane Paul Weakens to Tropical Storm as it Nears Mexico Coast


Weather forecasters say Hurricane Paul weakened to a tropical storm as it neared Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Paul had maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers-per-hour. Forecasters say the storm was likely to weaken further, but could still dump heavy rain on Mexico's Pacific coast.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the southern part of the Baja peninsula, which could get hit by the storm late Tuesday. Paul is expected to come ashore on the mainland Wednesday in western coastal Mexico.

Forecasters say it is uncertain how much of Paul will reach the coast, because of the weakening trend.

Two Pacific hurricanes made landfall in Mexico last month.

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