Hurricane Dolores moving away from coast of Mexico

Hurricane Dolores strengthened a little and is expected to get even stronger off Mexico’s southwest coast.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 80 mph (130 kph) Tuesday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dolores will get stronger and is expected to become a major hurricane Wednesday.

The storm is centered about 245 miles (395 kilometeres) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, and is moving west near 6 mph (9 kph).

Swells generated by Dolores in southwest Mexico could cause life-threatening surfs and rip currents.

Communities along the coast, including Puerto Vallarta, should follow instructions by local authorities and observe flag warnings along area beaches if they required.

Hurricane Dolores could bring some light rains to the Puerto Vallarta area.


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