Tropical Storm Raymond moving away from Mexico

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Associated Press

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 3:02 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond is maintaining its strength as it moves away from Mexico's Pacific coast.

At its peak, Raymond was a Category 3 hurricane that threatened to collide with the Mexican coast, a region devastated by a storm last month. But Raymond spun in place offshore for more than a day before heading out to sea Wednesday.

Raymond's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The storm is centered about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west near 8 mph (13 kph).

Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Lorenzo is expected to weaken and become a remnant low. Lorenzo's maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 kph). The depression is centered about 1,020 miles (1,640 kilometers) east of Bermuda.

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