Life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall is possible over west-central and southwestern Mexico. A hurricane warning was posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan and for a region from Playa Perula to San Blas and north of Mazatlan to Bahia Tempehuaya. Hurricane Willa is expected to be a dangerous hurricane when it reaches the coast of Mexico,” NHC warned. Total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with local amounts to 18 inches, across portions of western Jalisco, western Nayarit, and southern Sinaloa in Mexico are expected. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding.
Willa, moving now north-northwest at 7 mph, is considered an “extremely dangerous” storm. Storm surge and large, destructive waves are possible along parts of the southwestern coast by Tuesday or Tuesday night, especially near where Willa’s center will make landfall, the NHC says. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Vicente, which formed in the Pacific off southern Mexico on Saturday, began to weaken as it hovered along the coast of southern Mexico on Sunday, located about 230 miles (370 km) southeast of the beach resort of Acapulco, in Guerrero state. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph), and the center of the storm would likely “remain just offshore or near the southern coast of Mexico.”