hurricane Fabio

Hurricane Fabio grows stronger off Mexico; no threat to land

Hurricane Fabio is growing stronger far off Mexico’s Pacific Coast and forecasters say it’s expected to become a major hurricane later in the day or Wednesday. It’s not expected to be a threat to land, however.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fabio had sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) early Tuesday. It was centered about 615 miles (990 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was moving quickly west-northwest at 15 mph (24 kph).

Forecasters say Fabio is likely to grow into a major hurricane with winds of about 115 mph (185 kph). But the center says the storm should then begin to weaken as it moves farther out into the Pacific.

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