Katia Stronger In SW Gulf, Heading Towards Mexico

Hurricane Katia's winds were increasing as the storm continued to creep towards a weekend landfall along the coast of Mexico.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, Katia's maximum winds had reached 100 miles per hour and the National Hurricane Center warned further strengthening was possible and that Katia could be a major hurricane prior to landfall Saturday morning.

"In addition to the hurricane-force winds, very heavy rains associated with Katia are expected to affect eastern Mexico. These rains are likely to cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," read the 10 a.m. discussion on Katia from the NHC.

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