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Hurricane Cristina has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast and is expected to continue strengthening over the next couple of days.

Hurricane Cristina forms off Mexico's coast, additional strengthening expected

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 9:31 AM -

A disturbance in the eastern Pacific strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristina on Tuesday. 

The storm continued to strengthen, becoming a Category 1 hurricane early Wednesday. 

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday were near 120 km/h.

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, additional strengthening is expected over the next couple of days. 

IN-DEPTH: Read digital meteorologist Scott Sutherland's detailed analysis at the coming Atlantic hurricane season.

There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in place, but "life-threatening surf" is possible.

"Swells generated by Cristina are affecting portions of the south-central and southwestern coast of Mexico," the NHC says. "These swells will likely continue into Wednesday and could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions."

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