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Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthening off Mexico

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MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Ingrid is becoming a bit stronger off Mexico's Gulf coast, with forecasters predicting further increases in speed and a possible hurricane warning.

The National Hurricane Center said early Saturday that the storm has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (105 kph). It's about 130 miles (205 kilometers) northeast of Veracruz and 195 miles (310 kilometers) east-southeast of Tuxpan.

A hurricane watch is in effect north of Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Coatzacoalcos to Cabo Rojo.

Off Mexico's Pacific coast, Tropical Storm Manuel has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph). It's 150 miles (245 kilometers) off Lazaro Cardenas and 255 miles (410 kilometers) south-southeast of Manzanillo. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Acapulco to Manzanillo.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Humberto swirls in the Atlantic, far from land, and is expected to become a remnant later Saturday.

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