Tropical Storm Xavier is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, though it’s expected to head out to sea and avoid a direct hit on land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was centered about 170 kilometers west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, on Monday morning and was headed northwest at 6 kph. Tropical-storm-force winds extended as far as 185 kilometers from the center.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 95 kph, but is expected to start to weaken.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 kilometers.
Forecasters say it’s likely to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to parts of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco states.