Tropical Storm Pamela, forecast to become Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds, threatens Mexico
Tropical Storm Pamela is forecast to smash into the west coast of Mexico as a Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds by midweek.
Hurricane season isn't over yet: What's now Tropical Storm Pamela is forecast to smash into the west coast of Mexico as a Category 3 hurricane by midweek, forecasters from the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
The storm will bring a life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding and dangerous winds, the hurricane center said.
As of 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Pamela had winds of 70 mph and was located about 455 miles south-southwest of Mazatlán, Mexico. It was tracking northwest at 6 mph. Hurricane watches and tropical storm watches were in effect for parts of Mexico's southwestern coast as well as parts of extreme southern Baja California Sur, according to the hurricane center.
Pamela was forecast to take a turn toward the north and northeast, passing close to the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula late Tuesday or early Wednesday at hurricane strength.
The latest forecast track shows Pamela will hit near Mazatln late Wednesday with winds estimated at near 120 mph.