Published: Sep 08, 2011 7:28 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 08, 2011 11:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Nate is getting a little stronger as it meanders in the Bay of Campeche off Mexico's Gulf coast, where it is expected to bring rain and higher tides.
    
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday that Nate had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph). It was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) west of Campeche, Mexico, and was drifting southeast near 1 mph (2 kph).
    
Tropical Storm Maria was crossing the open Atlantic with top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical storm watch was in effect for a host of Leeward and Windward islands.
    
Maria was centered about 605 miles (975 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and was moving west at 22 mph (35 kph)..

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