Hurricane Bud strengthening off western coast of Mexico

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Tropical Storm Watches are already in effect from Manzanillo to Puerto Vallarta where rough surf and rainfall in excess of 6" is expected. (KGO)

Hurricane Bud is strengthening at this hour off the western coast of Mexico.

Bud is expected to become a Category 2 Hurricane by Monday, with winds of 110mph. Tropical Storm Watches are already in effect from Manzanillo to Puerto Vallarta, where rough surf and rainfall in excess of 6 inches is expected.

Late Wednesday, the storm is expected to turn towards the Baja Peninsula and Cabo San Lucas.

In Cabo, winds are expected to gust 50mph+ by Thursday, along with very rough surf. Wave heights will range from 10-15 feet, possibly even higher. Rainfall by Friday afternoon will range from 3 to 6 inches.

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