Hurricane Bud churns in Pacific, could hit Mexico by end of week

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The hurricane should weaken to a tropical storm before approaching the resorts of the southern Baja California peninsula.

The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory that Hurricane Bud is packing sustained winds of 130 mph, and is centered about 350 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja peninsula, moving northwest at 7 mph.

"Further weakening, possibly rapid at times, is expected during the next 48 hours, and Bud is forecast to weaken below hurricane intensity by Wednesday night", the center said.

In its latest update at 6am MDT, the NHC said up to 10 inches of rain could fall in isolated regions of southwestern Mexico on Tuesday afternoon. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

Hurricane Bud is the sequel to last week's Hurricane Aletta, which was eventually downgraded to a tropical storm.

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Bud's center is now just over 300 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, moving northwestward. The hurricane center warned that this could cause flash floods and mudslides. But the official forecast from the hurricane center said that no tropical storms or hurricanes are forecast to develop in the next five days. That same climate pattern could also put a damper on the Atlantic hurricane season.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud had maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph) Monday morning.

Forecasters for AccuWeather and Global Weather Cycles and Oscillations told Daily Star Online they are both predicting an above-average season - the third in a row.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season is forecast to be quite active, thanks in part to a developing El Niño.