Hurricane Rosa is forecast to strengthen rapidly and become a major hurricane today and will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions of the coast of Mexico and the southern Baja California Peninsula over the weekend. Hurricane Rosa is currently located about 630 miles west-southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and about 485 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

The soon-to-be major hurricane is moving westward at a speed of 12mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 85mph making Rosa a Category 1 hurricane but the weather system is expected to strengthen today with 111mph winds or higher. When Hurricane Rosa reaches these wind levels, it will be classified as a Category 3 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpsons Hurricane Wind Scale and can cause devastating damage if it makes landfall. READ MORE