Hurricane Enrique aims for brush with Mexico’s Pacific coast

The first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season headed for a possible close brush with Mexico’s southwestern shoulder Sunday night, and forecasters warned that heavy rains could cause dangerous flash floods or mudslides on shore.

Hurricane Enrique gained strength in the first hours after it formed Saturday, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s maximum sustained winds had then stabilized around 85 mph (140 kph) and were unlikely to gain much more power. Earlier forecasts had said Enrique might reach Category 2 strength.

The storm’s core was predicted to . . .

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