PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Tropical Storm Beatriz, located near latitude 15.5 North and longitude 100.3 West, is gradually intensifying and set to become a hurricane by late Friday, according to reports at 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC). The storm's current trajectory, moving west-northwest at approximately 12 mph (19 km/h), is expected to shift towards a northwestward path later tonight, with a reduction in speed likely over the weekend.
On its forecasted course, the storm center is predicted to either skirt or follow closely along the coast of southwestern Mexico over the next few . . .