Hilary grows into major hurricane in Pacific off Mexico and could bring heavy rain to US Southwest

This satellite image taken at 10:50am EDT on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Hurricane Hilary off the Pacific coast of Mexico. (NOAA via AP) MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Hilary strengthened into a major storm Thursday evening off Mexico ’s Pacific coast, and it could bring heavy rain to the southwestern U.S. by the weekend.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hilary’s maximum sustained winds had risen to 120 mph (195 kph), making it a Category 3 hurricane .

The storm was expected to grow into a Category 4 hurricane Friday while […]

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