updated 7/8/2009 10:42:28 AM ET 2009-07-08T14:42:28

Tropical Storm Blanca has been downgraded to a tropical depression off Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami say the system is expected to weaken further in the next day or two as it heads over cooler waters.

Blanca was located about 600 miles west-southwest of the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and was heading west-northwest at 14 mph.

The storm had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph.

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