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First Major Pacific Hurricane of 2018 Forms Off Coast of Mexico

Hurricane Aletta

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Hurricane Aletta, the first major hurricane of the season went from a 70 m.p.h. tropical storm overnight, to a Category 4 hurricane Friday morning with maximum sustained winds of 140 m.p.h.

Aletta began as a tropical depression south of Mexico earlier this week, (Tuesday night) before rapidly reaching tropical status Wednesday morning. It then turned into a hurricane early Thursday afternoon, before strengthening into a major hurricane early Friday morning.

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Fortunately, Aletta is no threat to land and is expected to track west-northwest well south of the Mexico coastline into the weekend.

It’s expected to weaken and become a tropical storm on Sunday.

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

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