Hurricane Bud strengthening off western coast of Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (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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