CNN , 29 May 2006

First tropical storm named

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Weather forecasters lifted coastal warnings for Aletta, the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific season, after the storm moved farther out to sea.

Forecasters had issued a tropical storm warning from Punta Maldonado northwest to Zihuatanejo, warning that Aletta could bring heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides to the mountainous coast.

Aletta was located about 195 kilometers (120 miles) south of the Pacific beach resort of Zihuatanejo.

With sustained winds near 40 mph (65 km/h), it was moving slowly farther out to sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The center said the storm could strengthen again during the next two days.