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Storm weakens, but it isn't gone

MEXICO CITY -- Tropical Storm Kiko weakened Sunday as it moved slowly away from Mexico's Pacific coast, forecasters said.

Kiko's eye is well offshore, although the U.S. National Hurricane Center said tropical storm conditions could be felt in Baja California in coming days. The storm then is expected to head to sea and not threaten land di- rectly, the center said.

Authorities discontinued a tropical storm watch for Mexico's Pacific coast, but said southern Baja California could be put on alert later Sunday. Kiko's outer bands could kick up strong waves, winds and rain on land, forecasters said.

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