Sandra reached hurricane strength Tuesday evening after forming earlier in the day. The storm is located , over 500 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The storm is moving away from land at this time.
Further strengthening is expected over the next couple of days as Sandra moves over warm water and through a low wind shear environment. It will likely become a major hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday.
Eventually, this system will turn northward then northeastward, taking a track into the southern portion of Baja California or western Mexico as a weakening tropical storm or depression late Friday or Saturday. If it follows this track, some moisture may make it into the southern Plains of the United States, helping to fuel heavier rain late this weekend.
By AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brian Wimer
Updated by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Steve C. Travis
302 ABPZ20 KNHC 250512 TWOEP TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1000 PM PST TUE NOV 24 2015 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Sandra, located several hundred miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Avila