Emilia could become hurricane; no threat to land

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Associated Press

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 8 at 8:03 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Emilia could soon become a hurricane, but the storm is not expected to threaten land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Emilia was moving away from land over open ocean Sunday. It was 565 miles (909 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 65 mph (105 kph).

Meanwhile, Hurricane Daniel was still swirling farther out at sea, but the storm is expected to weaken over the next couple of days.

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