Hurricane Rick is now an “extremely dangerous” category five storm, according to officials from the National Weather Service.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 180 mph, with higher gusts. While fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next 24 hours, Rick is expected to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane for the next day or two.
Officials expect Rick to remain offshore of the southern coast of Mexico over the weekend. As shown in the 5-Day forecast (above), it is predicted to strike the Baja California Peninsula early Wednesday morning.
Rick is likely to generate large swells–and potentially dangerous surf conditions –along the southwestern coast of Mexico during the next few days.
Source and Image: National Weather Service