Where Is Tropical Storm Norma And When Will It Hit?

The Latest: Hurricane Max makes landfall on Mexico coast

The Latest: Hurricane Max makes landfall on Mexico coast

The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for Max for the coastline between Zihuatanejo and Punta Maldonado.

Max had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east-southeast of Acapulco and was heading toward the east at 8 mph (13 kph), the hurricane center reported.

Tropical Storm Norma is expected to become a hurricane by Saturday while moving towards Baja California Sur, the National Hurricane Center said.

Situated east of Acapulco, it was expected to weaken and bring "torrential rains" over coastal areas of the southwestern Guerrero state and neighboring Oaxaca, which is still suffering the effects of a massive natural disaster last week.

Tropical Storm Norma is churning in the eastern Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles west of the Mexican coast. Norma is now located 300 mi (480 km) south of the tip of Baja California, and 290 mi (270 km) west southwest of Jalisco state, Mexico.

In a 3 a.m. advisory, the NHC said the center of the storm was located 85 miles east of Socorro Island and 295 miles south of Cabo San Lucas.

Norma now is about 275 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and is moving slowly north-northwestward at less than 5 mph.

Tropical Storm Max has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and is forecast to make landfall later Thursday along the coast of Guerrero state. This is the forecast favored on balance by the NHC, who predict a tropical storm-force landfall early UTC on Tuesday September 19.

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