Tropical Storm Dalila forms in Pacific off Mexico

Rick Knabb, right, director of the National Hurricane Center, chats with U.S. Reps Joe Garcia, left, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, center, after a news conference talking about the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Friday, May 31, 2013 at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Wasserman Schultz said Friday that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees will be receiving furlough notices next week. She says furloughs are 'the last thing we should be doing' during the Atlantic hurricane season. The six-month hurricane season begins Saturday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Rick Knabb, right, director of the National Hurricane Center, chats with U.S. Reps Joe Garcia, left, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, center, after a news conference talking about the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Friday, May 31, 2013 at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Wasserman Schultz said Friday that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees will be receiving furlough notices next week. She says furloughs are "the last thing we should be doing" during the Atlantic hurricane season. The six-month hurricane season begins Saturday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dalila is churning across the Pacific off southwest Mexico and authorities have issued a tropical storm warning for a large swath of coastline.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the fourth tropical storm of the season formed early Sunday and is now centered about 240 miles (385 kilometers) southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Dalila is moving north at 10 mph (17 kph), packing top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph).

Mexico's government issued a tropical storm warning for its Pacific coast region from Punta San Telmo to Manzanillo. A tropical storm watch has been issued for some other areas.

Forecasters say tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast early Monday with 1 to 3 inches of rain expected in some areas.

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