Hurricane Patricia is coming for Mexico

A category 5 hurricane is about to slam into Mexico, NOAA reported on Friday.

With 200-mph winds, Hurricane Patricia is considered the strongest Eastern North Pacific hurricane on record.

Here’s what the storm looked like as of October 22:

As of 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Patricia was headed north toward southwest Mexico, where it’s expected to make landfall as a category 5 storm, the strongest category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

A hurricane warning is currently in effect from San Blas to El Roblito in Nayarit, Mexico.

The NOAA says the storm could bring “life-threatening flash floods and mudslides” as well as deadly rip current and surf conditions.

We’ll keep you posted as the storm develops throughout the day.

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