Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017. 1:35 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is reporting that as of 11 am today, the center of Hurricane Katia was located near latitude 21.0 North and longitude 95.8 West.
Hurricane Katia is the sixth hurricane of the 2017 season and it is expected to make landfall in Mexico on Saturday.
Katia is currently a Category 2 Hurricane.
Katia is moving toward the west-southwest near 5 miles per hour and this motion is expected to continue through landfall within the hurricane warning area early Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 miles per hour with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is expected and Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall.
According to the NHC, hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 28.80 inches.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
* Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
* North of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco
* South of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz
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