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(CNN Spanish) -- The now Hurricane Hillary formed as a tropical storm on the morning of this Wednesday, August 16 in the Pacific Ocean, south of the coasts of Guerrero, in Mexico. This Thursday, August 17, it strengthened and became a hurricane with winds of 120 km / h and stronger gusts.
Hillary will intensify in the coming hours and could reach major hurricane status in the afternoon of this Thursday or in the early hours of Friday.
Currently, the hurricane is located about 900 km south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and is moving west-northwest at 46 km/h.
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What's next for Hurricane Hilary?
The center of Hurricane Hilary will approach the Baja California peninsula later this weekend. Hilary is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 30 to 152 millimeters, with isolated maximum amounts of 203 millimeters, in parts of the Baja California peninsula until next Monday morning, leading to possible flash flooding.
Hilary will move rapidly northward over or near the Baja California peninsula on Sunday as a much weaker storm.
"Heavy rainfall related to Hilary is expected to affect the southwestern United States from Friday through early next week, peaking Sunday and Monday," the NHC said.
What states does Hilary threaten?
According to the most recent report of the National Meteorological Service of Mexico (of 21:00 local time of this Wednesday 16), strong winds and waves of 3 to 5 meters high are expected on the coasts of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán and Oaxaca. "
According to the NHC, in the United States Hurricane Hilary will move north along the east coast and could make landfall as a tropical storm on Monday, reaching the states of California and Nevada with its winds. According to the current forecast, it would go further into Tuesday, albeit as a tropical depression.