Tropical storm edging nearer to Mexico's Pacific coastline

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Posted: Sep 27, 2015 3:00 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Marty is slowly moving nearing to Mexico's coast in the eastern Pacific off Acapulco.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday afternoon that a tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. It says Marty was centered at 2 p.m. EDT about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southwest of Acapulco.

Forecasters say the storm is moving to the north-northeast at 6 mph (9 kph) and has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (90 kph).

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area within 48 hours. Forecasters say Marty could dump rain totaling 4 to 6 inches in the Mexican state of Guerrero through Tuesday and possibly cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.