Hurricane Cristina weakens to Cat 2 storm

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) gestures as she speaks during a news conference after meeting with officials from the National Hurricane Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Florida National Guard and Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. Behind Wasserman Schultz are, from left, Jonathan Lord, Division Director, Miami-Dade EOC, Rob Levine, Regional CEO, American Red Cross South Florida, Ed Rappaport, Deputy Director National Hurricane Center, and Miguel Ascarrunz, Interim Director, Broward EOC. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) gestures as she speaks during a news conference after meeting with officials from the National Hurricane Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Florida National Guard and Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. Behind Wasserman Schultz are, from left, Jonathan Lord, Division Director, Miami-Dade EOC, Rob Levine, Regional CEO, American Red Cross South Florida, Ed Rappaport, Deputy Director National Hurricane Center, and Miguel Ascarrunz, Interim Director, Broward EOC. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Cristina has weakened to a Category 2 storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds had decreased early Friday to near 105 mph (165 kph). And the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cristina is expected to weaken to a tropical storm on Saturday.

Cristina is centered about 325 miles (525 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 8 mph (13 kph).

In addition to weakening, Cristina’s forecast track shows it moving farther away from Mexico’s coast.

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