Beatriz and Adrian weaken in the face of tropical storms in the Pacific after passing Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Beatriz weakened into a tropical storm as it began to track away from Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Saturday, dumping heavy rains on coastal areas.

The storm was centered about 15 miles (20 kilometers) west of Cabo Corrientes and had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h), the US National Hurricane Center said. Beatriz was moving northwest at 13 mph (20 kph) and planned to generally maintain that course and slow until Sunday morning.

The center of Beatriz was expected to pass just southwest of Islas Marias overnight and begin to weaken as it returned above open water on Sunday and Monday.

The storm could dump 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) to 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain, with up to eight inches in places from Guerrero state in the north to Sinaloa state, said the forecasters.

Meanwhile, Adrian weakened into a tropical storm as it sank deeper into the Pacific. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had weakened to 65 mph (100 km/h) on Saturday and its center was about 430 miles (690 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It was moving west-northwest at 7 mph (11 km/h) and posed no threat to land.

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