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Linda weakens into tropical storm in far Eastern Pacific

Hurricane Linda at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA) Hurricane Linda at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA)
Forecast track for Linda at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA) Forecast track for Linda at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The 12th named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season has weakened into a tropical storm in waters off Mexico, but should pose no threat to land, according to forecasters.

The National Hurricane Center said Linda had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, it was located about 435 miles south-southwest of Punta Eugenia, Mexico and was moving to the northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 160 miles from the center.

Forecasters said Linda is expected to move into cooler waters and a drier more stable atmosphere by Tuesday, when it should begin to weaken.

Linda is forecast to become a tropical depression on Thursday and weaken to a remnant low by Friday far from Hawaii.

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