Tropical Storm Carlotta Likely to Become Hurricane

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Tropical Storm Carlotta in the
Pacific is expected to become a hurricane by the time it reaches
the southern coast of Mexico on Friday.

Carlotta's maximum sustained winds rose Thursday night to 65 mph. Hurricane strength is 75 mph.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Mexico's Pacific coast from
Salina Cruz to Punta Maldonado.

The tropical storm was centered about 250 miles south-southeast of Puerto Angel, and about 460 miles southeast of Acapulco. It is moving north-northwest near 10 mph.

Tropical storm conditions are expected by Friday afternoon and
significant coastal flooding is expected. The Mexican states of
Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas and the southern portion of Guatemala could see up to a foot of rain.

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