Tropical Storm Cristina expected to strengthen in Pacific off Mexico's coast later this week
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 8:01 AM - A disturbance in the eastern Pacific has strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristina as it swirls off Mexico's coast.
The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday were near 65 km/h.
According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Cristina could become a hurricane by Thursday.
There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in place and the storm is centred about 250 km south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
"Swells generated by Cristina are affecting a portion of the coast of south-central Mexico," the NHC says. "These swells will likely continue through Tuesday and could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions."