Hurricane Willa Approaching Mexico As A Cat 4

 Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Hurricane Willa, currently churning about 55 miles southwest of Las Islas Marias in Mexico, has weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm from Category 5, but is still packing a punch, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. Willa is expected to dump up to 18 inches of rain over parts of Mexico and produce a life-threatening storm surge, the agency said in its latest advisory. Willa has maximum sustained winds of 130 miles an hour and is moving north at about 5 miles an hour. The storm is expected to move over Las Islas Marias later Tuesday and make landfall within the hurricane warning area along the west-central coast of Mexico by evening.