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Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.

PHOTO: This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a likely tropical storm forming to the southwest of the Baja California Peninsula. Lower level stratiform clouds are present over southern California. Clear skies dominate the southwestern United States as a frontal boundary is moving eastward through the area. An upper level low pressure system with frontal boundaries is causing scattered thunderstorm and rain shower activity over the Intermountain West and Northern and Central Plains. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)
This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a likely tropical storm forming to the southwest of the Baja California Peninsula. Lower level stratiform clouds are present over southern California. Clear skies dominate the southwestern United States as a frontal boundary is moving eastward through the area. An upper level low pressure system with frontal boundaries is causing scattered thunderstorm and rain shower activity over the Intermountain West and Northern and Central Plains. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening expected over the next two days.

The storm is centered about 135 miles (215 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph) on a track that will gradually take the storm away from Mexico's coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Simon is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches through Friday in western Mexico and is also generating swells on the coast that could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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