Warnings extended as TS Frank nears Mexico

Published 3:06 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger Monday far out over the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico’s coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific.

In Mexico, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast from Laguanas de Chacahua westward to Zihuatanejo. A tropical storm watch is in effect from west of Zihuatanejo to Punta San Telmo.

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Frank has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph and it’s possible it could become a hurricane by late Tuesday. The storm is located about 205 miles south-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico, and is expected to move parallel along the southern coast through Wednesday.