Hurricane Downgraded To Tropical Storm

MIAMI (July 7, 2013)--Hurricane Erick weakened Sunday and was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved off the Pacific coast of Mexico, forecasters said.

The storm was centered Sunday about 260 miles southeast of the southern tip of Baja California and was moving northwest at 10 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of about 70 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Mexican authorities say a tropical storm warning was in effect from Southern Baja California from Santa Fe to La Paz.

Tropical storm conditions are expected there by early Monday.

Rainfall totaling 2 to 4 inches is possible in some areas.

Forecasters also say swells likely to cause rip current conditions are likely.


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