MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.
The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land.
Andres had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (170 kph) Saturday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the strengthening was expected and it could become slightly stronger soon. Still, the storm is expected to start steadily weakening by Sunday.
Andres is centered about 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) off the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, and is moving northwest at 7 mph (11 kph).