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Tropical Storm Carlotta forms near Acapulco

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Tropical Storm Carlotta formed in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico's Acapulco on Friday.

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Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was forecast to make landfall Saturday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

It said that Carlotta had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph), and its center was located about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco.

The storm was moving toward the northeast at 5 mph (7 kph).

The hurricane center says the storm threatens torrential rains for the coastline of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, with up to 10 inches possible in some areas.

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