Tropical Depression Richard expected to weaken

AP News
Posted: Oct 26, 2010 5:59 AM
Tropical Depression Richard expected to weaken

The center of Tropical Depression Richard has reached the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico but is not expected to re-intensify.

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 30 mph (45 kph). Additional weakening is forecast the National Hurricane Center in Miami says Richard is expected to degenerate into a remnant low later in the day.

The depression is located about 135 miles (215 kilometers) west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Richard made landfall in Belize as a hurricane Sunday night, blowing rickety homes off stilts and knocking out power to most of the tiny Central American country, before weakening to a tropical depression Monday and heading toward Mexico.