Tropical Depression Richard expected to weaken

Associated Press
A man sets window protection shutters a few hours before the arrival of Hurricane Richard in Corozal, Belize, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. ( AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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The center of Tropical Depression Richard has reached the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico but is not expected to re-intensify.

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 30 mph (45 kph). Additional weakening is forecast the National Hurricane Center in Miami says Richard is expected to degenerate into a remnant low later in the day.

The depression is located about 135 miles (215 kilometers) west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Richard made landfall in Belize as a hurricane Sunday night, blowing rickety homes off stilts and knocking out power to most of the tiny Central American country, before weakening to a tropical depression Monday and heading toward Mexico.

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