MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Carlos has formed over the Pacific Ocean south of Mexico.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Carlos is expected to generate heavy rains and strong swells during the next few days as it meanders north. The heavy rain is expected to fall primarily over the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero.
As of Thursday, it had maximum sustained winds at 40 mph (65 kph) and was centered about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south of Acapulco. It was moving northwest at about 6 mph (9 kph).