Storm Willa intensifies and will become a hurricane in the early morning

Tropical storm Willa, which formed Saturday in the Mexican Pacific, intensifies and could turn into a hurricane early Sunday to approach the west-central coast of Mexico on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (CNH) said.

Hurrricane Willa Mexico
Hurrricane Willa Mexico

At 21:00 hours the storm was 450 kilometers south-southwest of Manzanillo, moving west-northwest at 9 kilometers per hour and with maximum sustained winds that increased to 95 kilometers per hour. "A rapid strengthening is forecast over the next two days and Willa is expected to turn into a hurricane during the night or on Sunday," CNH said.

The storm is expected to turn northwestward and northward at a slightly slower forward speed until Tuesday, so Willa could approach the west-central coast of Mexico on Wednesday.

Willa joined tropical storm Vicente, which at 1:00 pm local time was 255 kilometers south-southeast of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca, according to Mexican authority CONAGUA.

On Vicente, the CNH reported that it had maximum sustained winds of 65 km / h, it moved towards the west and its general trajectory would increase slightly during the next 36 to 48 hours, when it would produce rains in the southwest of Guatemala and the Pacific coast of South of Mexico.

"Willa will reinforce the potential of intense punctual storms in regions of Guerrero, and strong storms in localities of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán," added CONAGUA