MIAMI — Forecasters say Jimena is now a dangerous Category 4 storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast, and it may intensify even more as it swirls offshore.
The National Hurricane Center says people in western Mexico and the southern part of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula are being advised to monitor Jimena. The center’s track shows the storm could make landfall by Wednesday on the Baja California peninsula.
On Sunday, it had maximum sustained winds near 135 mph and was moving northwest near 9 mph. It was centered about 285 miles south of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico.
Farther out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Kevin still has top winds of 50 mph. The storm’s center is about 960 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.