Hurricane Rick category became a category 4 hurricane this morning and has winds up to 135 mph. Hurricane Rick is currently 250 miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center (see photo)Â said it is an â€œextremely dangerous hurricane Rick continuing to strengthenâ€ because it grew from a category 1 to a category 4 storm in only 36 hours; and may strengthen to a category 5 storm by tonight.
Acapulco residents were warned that the hurricane may trigger landslides and flooding.
If it stays on its current path with a gradual northern turn, then it may hit landfall in Baja Wednesday or Thursday.