Tropical Storm Bud was downgraded to a tropical depression some 25 kilometers (16 miles) before making landfall in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, and in the coming hours will continue to weaken, the National Meteorological Service, or SMN, said Saturday.

In a bulletin issued at 10:00 a.m. local time (1500 GMT), the SMN said that the center of the depression is located some 25 kilometers (16 miles) northwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco state.

In the last few hours Bud continued to move northward at a speed of 6 kph (4 mph) and "will continue to weaken" throughout the day.

"Nonetheless, some cloudiness resulting from this system still covers the states of Michoacan, Jalisco, Nayarit, Zacatecas and Durango, and will produce moderate to heavy rains in these states," the SMN, an agency of the National Water Commission, or Conagua, said.

The National System of Civil Protection, or Sinaproc, announced a "high danger" red alert for the western part of Jalisco state, while it lowered to a "moderate danger" yellow alert the warning for the central and eastern parts of Jalisco and Colima states.

Meanwhile the states of Nayarit and Michoacan are on a "low danger" green alert and southern Sinaloa and Guerrero states are on a "minimum danger" blue alert. EFE