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Tropical Storm Cosme forms off southwest Mexico

Tropical Storm Cosme made its way through the Pacific southwest of Mexico Monday. The US National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Cosme could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday.

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Ocean waves break against the backsides of three swimmers in Mazatlan, Mexico, earlier this month. Tropical Storm Cosme off the southwest coast of Mexico had winds up to 40 mph early Monday.

Tropical Storm Cosme has formed in the Pacific southwest of Mexico and is expected to stay away from the country's coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some strengthening is expected and the storm could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Cosme is centered about 435 miles (695 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

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