Tropical storm Kiko winding down

Tropical storm Kiko is weakening, with winds dropping below 35 m.p.h. But in the wake of Kiko, forecasters are tracking another storm that could become a tropical storm in the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm Kiko has weakened into a tropical depression over the Pacific, west of Mexico.

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Monday have decreased to near 35 mph (55 kph) with additional weakening expected. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kiko is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low later in the day.

Kiko is centered about 410 miles (655 kilometers) west of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving north-northwest near 5 mph (7 kph).

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Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is tracking another low that could become a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. As of 5 a.m. EDT, the low pressure system was couple of hundred miles southwest of the southwestern coast of Mexico. "While the low moves generally west-northwestward at around 10 mph, this system has 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, and a high chance – 80
percent – of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days," the hurricane center reports.

 
 
 

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