Bud, the second tropical storm of the 2012 hurricane season, formed early today off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm, bearing winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kilometers per hour), was about 600 miles south of the resort port of Manzanillo, Mexico, the NHC said in a website advisory. Conditions are favorable at sea for Bud to grow into a hurricane by tomorrow night, the Miami-based center said.
On the forecast track, Bud will curve from its present 12 mph west-northwest path more northward and then north-eastward and may slow before coming ashore on the Mexican coast later this weekend, the NHC said.
In the Atlantic Ocean, Alberto remains a tropical depression with 35 mph winds while moving northeast at 15 mph on a path between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda and is expected to weaken, the center said in a separate advisory.
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