Hurricane Orlene, a Category 2 storm, approached western Mexico early Monday and threatened the region with significant wind, storm surge and rainfall.
🌀 A hurricane warning was posted for Las Islas Marías and the coast of mainland Mexico, from San Blas to Mazatlán, meaning hurricane conditions were expected in those areas.
The Category 2 storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (170 km/h) with higher gusts.
Orlene’s strength peaked as a Category 4 storm on Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (210 km/h).
➡️ Orlene will continue to move away from Las Islas Marias on Monday morning and reach the coast of mainland Mexico later in the day or evening.
Orlene is expected to bring flash flooding and possible landslides across southwest Mexico through Tuesday.
Las Islas Marías could get up to 14 inches of rain.
Nayarit and portions of Sinaloa, states along the country’s west coast, could see up to 10 inches.
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