Tropical depression off Honduras, Guatemala coasts

MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Greg has gained a little strength as it heads farther out over the Pacific away from Mexico's coast.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression formed Thursday night off the coasts of Honduras and Guatemala.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says winds are at 35 mph (56 kph) and that the government of Guatemala has issued a tropical storm watch for its coast. Tropical storm force winds are also possible along the north coast of Honduras and the Bay Islands.

It is moving west and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm.

Greg's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 80 mph (130 kph) by late Thursday.

The Category 1 hurricane is expected to weaken more over the next couple of days as it heads over cooler waters.


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