MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression is just below tropical storm
strength as it swirls in the Pacific off the coast of Mexico.
By early Friday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami is reporting that the depression's maximum sustained winds could be near 35 mph.
The hurricane center also says some fluctuation in strength is possible and the depression could briefly become a tropical storm later in the day before it begins to weaken.
The depression is centered about 255 miles south-southwest of
Manzanillo, Mexico, and moving northwest near 8 mph.