Tropical Storm Simon Getting Weaker In Pacific


MIAMI — Tropical Storm Simon is continuing to weaken in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday have decreased to near 60 mph (95 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional weakening is forecast and Simon is expected to become a remnant low on Tuesday.

The storm, which had previously been a hurricane, is centered about 280 miles (455 kilometers) southwest of Punta Eugenia, Mexico, and is moving north near 7 mph (11 kph).

Simon is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches over the next several days across central and southern portions of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. On Tuesday, that rainfall is expected to spread to parts of the U.S. southwest.