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Updated: 10/24/2013 01:40:03PM

Tropical Storm Raymond moving away from Mexico

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond is maintaining its strength as it moves away from Mexico’s Pacific coast.

At its peak, Raymond was a Category 3 hurricane that threatened to collide with the Mexican coast, a region devastated by a storm last month. But Raymond spun in place offshore for more than a day before heading out to sea Wednesday.

Raymond’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 45 mph. The storm is centered about 305 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west near 8 mph.

Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Lorenzo is expected to weaken and become a remnant low. Lorenzo’s maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. The depression is centered about 1,020 miles east of Bermuda.

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