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Tropical Storm Marty edges nearer to Mexico's Pacific coastline

IN SPACE - MAY 25:  In this NOAA GOES-East satellite handout photo provided by NOAA, Hurricane Bud is seen May 25, 2012 110 miles off the coast of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center predicts landfall will occur around 5am PDT on Saturday, May 26 as a tropical storm. Bud weakened from a Category 3 to Category 2 hurricane overnight.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

IN SPACE - MAY 25: In this NOAA GOES-East satellite handout photo provided by NOAA, Hurricane Bud is seen May 25, 2012 110 miles off the coast of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center predicts landfall will occur around 5am PDT on Saturday, May 26 as a tropical storm. Bud weakened from a Category 3 to Category 2 hurricane overnight. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)  (2012 NOAA)

Tropical Storm Marty is slowly moving nearer to Mexico's coast in the eastern Pacific off Acapulco.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday afternoon that a tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. It says Marty was centered at 2 p.m. EDT about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southwest of Acapulco.

Forecasters say the storm is moving to the north-northeast at 6 mph (9 kph) and has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (90 kph).

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area within 48 hours. Forecasters say Marty could dump rain totaling 4 to 6 inches in the Mexican state of Guerrero through Tuesday and possibly cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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