Updated: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:36:07 GMT | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

Tropical Storm Raymond moving away from Mexico

MIAMI - 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 (75 kph). The storm is centred about 305 miles (490 kilometres) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west near 8 mph (13 kph).

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 (55 kph). The depression is centred about 1,020 miles (1,640 kilometres) east of Bermuda.

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