A Category 3 storm is raging in the Pacific, prompting a hurricane warning for parts of Baja California's western coastline, forecasters said Monday.
Paul is centered about 415 miles (670 kilometers) southwest of the tip of the Baja peninsula and is moving north-northeast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The storm’s winds are clocked at 120 mph (195 kph), the center reported Monday.
Paul was expected to approach the western coast of the southern Baja peninsula by late Tuesday and be near or over the central Baja peninsula on Wednesday, according to reports.
Travelers bound for popualar tourist destinations like Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, and other nearby Baja California cities may want to touch base with their airline carriers and/or travel agents.
Forecasters are not expecting the storm to affect Southern California.
Autumn is the height of hurricane season for the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific regions. The season typically lasts through November.