| GEO World|
| Tropical Storm Celia forms in Pacific off Mexico|
| Updated at: 1131 PST, Sunday, June 20, 2010|
MEXICO CITY: Tropical Storm Celia formed on Saturday in the Pacific off southern Mexico and could become a hurricane as it moves away from the coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Celia, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was 335 miles south of the tourist resort of Acapulco, the Miami-based hurricane center said.
"Celia could become a hurricane on Sunday," the center said, warning the storm may cause dangerous surf conditions along the Mexican coast.
With winds up to 45 mph, Celia was moving toward the west at 7 mph and was expected to remain well offshore from Mexico, the center said.
Tropical storm Blas, which on Thursday became the second named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was 430 miles south of Baja California and was expected to continue to move west, away from the coast.