The fourth named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed early Thursday morning about 450 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.
On Thursday afternoon, Tropical Storm Daniel had sustained winds of 45 mph and was swirling west-northwest at about 12 mph.
The storm is forecast to continue a steady course to the west-northwest and strengthen slightly in the coming couple of days.
The storm is not forecast to be a threat to land.
Another area of showers and storms to the southwest of Central America is also showing signs of possible strengthening over the next few days, although the chance of developing into a tropical depression is slim.
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