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Hurricane Bud weakens to a Category 2 storm

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This image provided by NASA taken at 1:15 a.m. EDT Friday May 25, 2012 shows Hurricane Bud. (AP/NASA)

Hurricane Bud has weakened to a Category 2 storm in the Pacific as it approaches Mexico's coast.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds decreased to near 110 mph early Friday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some weakening is expected but that Bud is still forecast to reach Mexico's coast as a hurricane.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Mexico's Pacific coast from Manzanillo northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning are in effect from Punta San Telmo westward to east of Manzanillo.

The hurricane is centered about 130 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving north-northeast near 8 mph.