Hurricane Adrian weakens to Category 2 in Pacific
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Adrian has weakened to a Category 2 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico and is expected to stay offshore.
Forecasters say maximum sustained winds for the first hurricane of the 2011 season decreased Friday evening to about 110 mph (177 kph). It is expected to weaken further over the next two days.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami predicts the storm's center will stay well offshore but will generate large swells that could affect the southwestern coast of Mexico into the weekend.
The center of the storm was about 505 miles (813 km) south of the southern tip of Baja, Calif. It is moving west-northwest at 9 mph (14 kph).