Bud expected to become major hurricane by late MondayStaff Writer | June 11, 2018
Category 2 Hurricane Bud is expected to strengthen off Mexico's west coast and could likely become a major hurricane by late Monday, forecasters said.
Weather The NHC issued a tropical storm watch
The center of the storm was located about 220 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo and about 285 miles south of Cabo Corrientes, and has 105 mph maximum sustained winds, the NHC said. It's moving northwest at 10 mph.
Storms with Category 3 strength or greater are classified as major hurricanes.
The NHC issued a tropical storm watch for Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, meaning tropical storm conditions are possible there over the next day.
"Some strengthening is forecast today, and Bud could become a major hurricane later today," the NHC said. "A slow weakening trend is expected to begin by early Tuesday."
Hurricane Bud is expected to deliver 3 to 6 inches of rain to much of southwestern Mexico, and as many as 10 inches in isolated pockets.
The rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. ■