Tropical Storm Andres expected to become a hurricane

The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is expected to soon become a hurricane far off Mexico's coast.

A day after forming, Tropical Storm Andres had maximum sustained winds early Friday near 70 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm is expected to become a hurricane later in the day, though it's not currently forecast to threaten land.

The storm was last centered about 795 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest at 9 mph.