Hurricane Dora strengthens but moves away from Mexico


The eastern Pacific has Tropical Storms Dora, who is expected to reach hurricane strength in the coming days, but is not expected to impact land.

Dora is the first hurricane to form in the east Pacific 2017 season which began back on May 15th.

Dora was strengthening quickly and was forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, the NHC said in its latest advisory late on Sunday night.

Dora's center will remain well off the Mexican coast, and will begin weakening soon. It said no coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Locally heavy rain, high surf and rip currents are possible along Mexico's coastline into Monday evening.

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Hurricane Dora is centered about 170 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest at a rate of almost 13 mph.

The Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean are quieting down after Tropical Storm Cindy made impacts throughout the week.

Despite Dora's nice eye structure this Monday, the storm will eventually weaken and dissipate later in the week as at continues to track east into cooler waters of the Pacific.

The hurricane center said that Dora is expected to bring 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5 centimeters) of rain to coastal areas, with as much as 5 inches (12.5 centimeters) falling in a few places.