Tropical Storm Celia continues to intensify off the Mexican Pacific coast and is likely to become a Category 1 hurricane between Friday and Saturday. According to information from the National Meteorological Service, the cyclone is currently located 395 km south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, and 430 km south of Playa Pérula, in Jalisco.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Celia could become a hurricane by late Friday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 . . .