|Page (1) of 1 - 08/17/11||email article||print page|
Tropical Storm Greg strengthens in the Pacific on a track well off Mexico's coast
MIAMI (AP) ' Tropical Storm Greg is strengthening as it moves parallel to Mexico's Pacific coast but is not prompting any coastal watches or warnings.
The storm is forecast to become a hurricane Thursday but on a generally northwest track out to sea that will keep its center well away from land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday the storm had maximum sustained winds near 50 mph (85 kph). It was centered about 185 miles (300 kilometers) west-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest at 21 mph (33 kph).
Meanwhile, farther out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Fernanda is moving slowly west with no change in strength. The storm's maximum sustained winds remained near 50 mph (85 kph).