Tropical storm Xavier strengthened on Saturday night while making a turn in a northeast direction that would take it away from the Mexican coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported.
According to the NHC bulletin issued at 10 p.m. Central time, the system is located 220 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and is moving in the NW direction with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.
That represents an increase of 20 mph compared to the speed indicated in a previous bulletin.
Although there are no warnings or warnings in effect at the time, the National Hurricane Center warns that Xavier could cause heavy rains along the southwest coast of Mexico.
The tropical storm that formed on Friday night is expected to begin to weaken from Sunday night or Monday.