Hurricane Paul Forms in Pacific

A tropical-storm watch has been issued in Baja California after Hurricane Paul formed off the coast on Mexico on Monday. With maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, the storm was more than 500 miles southwest of the Baja peninsula on Monday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it expects the storm to lose force Tuesday. In the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said they expected Tropical Storm Rafael to gain in force throughout the day and potentially reach hurricane strength late Monday.