Powerful Hurricane Marie was moving across the open ocean in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, and meteorologists said it will lose steam over the weekend.
Marie was a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 215 km / h (130 mph), according to the US National Hurricane Center. The meteor was located about 1,710 kilometers (1,065 miles) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula and was moving in a west-northwest direction at 19 km / h (12 mph).
Forecasters said the hurricane will begin to weaken Saturday without posing a danger to the mainland.
Meanwhile, another system moving toward Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula could reach tropical storm force by Friday night and make landfall in the region on Saturday.
A tropical storm watch was in effect for the northern half of the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, encompassing Cancun, the Riviera Maya and other resorts. 100 to 200 mm (4 to 8 inches) of rain is forecast in some parts of the peninsula and the extreme west of Cuba. Heavier rains could fall in other parts of southern Mexico.
The tropical storm was located 250 kilometers (155 miles) southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 55 km / h (35 mph). The depression was moving toward the northwest at nearly 15 km / h (9 mph).