MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Newton has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast and is headed toward Baja California.

Newton is centered about 425 miles (680 kilometers) southeast of Cabo San Lucas early Monday morning. The storm was moving north-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph).

Forecasters expect Newton to continue moving in the same general direction with an increase in forward speed Monday and Tuesday. The center of Newton is expected to be near or over the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Tuesday morning, by which time it could be near hurricane strength. A hurricane warning is in effect for the southern portion of the peninsula.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Mexico's coast from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes and from north of La Paz to San Evaristo.


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