Tropical Storm Carlotta formed early today off Mexico’s southwest coast and may grow into a hurricane within a day, the National Hurricane Center said in a 2 a.m. Pacific time advisory. The storm is about 430 miles (695 kilometers) south-southeast of the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Angel, moving northwest at 10 miles per hour.
A hurricane watch is in effect for Barra de Tonala to Punta Maldonado, meaning hurricane conditions are possible in that area, the Miami-based center said. The forecast track for the storm, now bearing 40 mph winds, shows a potential landfall late tomorrow and skirting along the Pacific Coast with tropical- storm force winds and heavy rain over the weekend.
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