Hurricane warning issued from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico
SUMMIT COUNTY — Even though the official start of the hurricane season still a few days away, there may soon be simultaneous tropical storms in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Bud is already well-formed off the coast of Southwest Mexico and could make landfall Saturday with hurricane-force winds along the coast between Cabo Corrientes and Punta San Telmo. As of late Thursday night, Bud was generating winds of 115 mph.
Meanwhile, an area of disturbed weather over the Florida Keys and the Bahamas is showing signs of organization, and has a 60 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Beryl within the next couple of days.
The system was generating sustained winds of 30 mph late Thursday night, with tropical storm-force gusts. For now, the system is moving to the northeast, conditions favorable for tropical storm development area expected the next few days.
Bud could be packing winds of 100 mph when it makes landfall in Mexico this weekend, with the potential for dangerous rainfall and mudslides in coastal areas. Hurricane warnings and watches are in effect along the southwest coast of Mexico.
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