Hurricane Bud is now swirling off the west coast of Mexico and is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane and impact both Mexico and the Southwest U.S. over the next few days. As of 5pm yesterday, Bud had winds of 75 mph and was located about 255 miles from Manzanillo, Mexico. At least some peripheral impacts from Hurricane Bud are possible near the coast this week, even if the center remains offshore.
Some outer rainbands containing gusty winds could push ashore at times, possibly triggering local flash flooding if they persist in any area for a few hours at a time. The Government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm watch for the southwestern coast of Mexico, from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, due to the possibility of tropical-storm-force winds (39 to 73 mph) in this area within the next 24 to 36 hours.
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