MIAMI – Tropical Storm Paine is weakening in the Pacific as it approaches Mexico’s coast.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday have decreased to near 60 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says continued rapid weakening is forecast and Paine is expected to become a remnant low by Wednesday.
The storm is centered about 280 miles west of Cabo San Lázaro, Mexico.
Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karl is forecast to begin strengthening in another day or two. Its maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph. Karl is centered about 625 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph. Farther east, a tropical depression is expected to become a tropical storm later in the day.