Tropical Storm Olaf forms in Pacific; no threat to land

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Posted: Oct 16, 2015 10:46 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Olaf has formed in the eastern Pacific ocean, but currently poses no threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday night that Olaf was located about 1,485 miles (2,385 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was moving west at 14 mph (22 kph).

Forecasters say strengthening is likely and the storm could strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.