Another Tropical Storm Forms In The Pacific

MIAMI (October 14, 2013)--Tropical Storm Priscilla was churning Monday in the eastern Pacific south of Tropical Storm Octave, which was approaching Mexico.

Priscilla's maximum sustained winds early Monday were near 40 miles per hour and some strengthening is expected, forecasters said.

Priscilla was centered about 705 miles southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and was moving north-northeast at about 12 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, farther north, Tropical Storm Octave was maintaining its strength with maximum sustained winds near 65 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm should weaken and become a tropical depression Tuesday by the time it nears Baja California.

Octave was centered about 245 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico, and was moving north-northwest at about 14 miles per hour.

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