Hurricane Raymond was drifting closer to the Pacific coast of Mexico, already under severe weather advisories Monday, weather forecasters said.
Raymond, a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, was about 115 miles south-southwest of Zihuatanejo and about 165 miles west-southwest of Acapulco, moving north at 2 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 a.m. PDT advisory.
A hurricane watch was posted for Tecpan de Galeana to Lazaro Cardenas.
A hurricane watch was in effect for Acapulco to Tecpan de Galeana.
A tropical storm warning was posted for Acapulco to Tecpan de Galeana.
Forecasters said Raymond would drift northward and was expected to move closer to areas within the hurricane warning area later Monday and Tuesday.
The storm could strengthen during the next day or so, forecasters said.
Swells generated by Raymond were affecting parts of the south-central coast of Mexico.
A storm surge, accompanied by large and destructive waves, was expected to produce significant coastal flooding within the advisory areas, the hurricane center said.
Raymond is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain, with as much as 8 inches possible in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan.
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