Tropical Storm Seymour in Pacific to become hurricane off Mexican coast

The National Hurricane Center said it expects Tropical Storm Seymour, which is hundreds of miles from Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, to become a hurricane on Monday.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect related to the storm system as it poses no threat to land. In its latest update, the NHC said Seymour was about 395 miles from Manzanillo in the Mexican state of Colima.

Seymour, which has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is moving west-northwest at a speed of 15 mph, could strengthen up to a Category 3 hurricane on Tuesday or Wednesday before weakening later in the week.

Seymour is the 18th named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season.

“Seymour is forecast to traverse very warm water and remain within an environment of low vertical wind shear and high mid-level moisture during the next day or two,” the NHC said. “These conditions should allow the cyclone to quickly strengthen.”


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