Emilia weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific, Fabio strengthens

MIAMI — Emilia has weakened to a tropical storm in the Pacific while Tropical Storm Fabio is intensifying.

Emilia had been a hurricane, but its maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph early Friday with additional weakening expected. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Emilia could weaken to a tropical depression Saturday.

Emilia is centered about 1,100 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west near 14 mph.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Fabio's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph. Additional strengthening is forecast and the storm could become a hurricane by Saturday.

Fabio is centered about 485 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 9 mph (15 kph).

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