Tropical Storm Barbara forms over the Eastern Pacific, expected to be a Hurricane on Tuesday

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Storm Barbara, centered as of 9 a.m. MDT over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 850 miles (1370 km) south of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue during the next several days with a gradual decrease in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center. Steady strengthening is forecast and Barbara is expected to become a hurricane by Tuesday.

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