Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Kevin has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kevin is expected to remain a tropical storm through Friday.

Kevin is centered about 510 miles (825 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is moving north near 6 mph (9 kph).

Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Fred has regained some strength. The storm's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 kph). But the storm is still expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Friday.

Fred is centered about 690 miles (1,105 kilometers) west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph).

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