Tropical Storm Patricia picks up steam as hurricane warning issued for Mexico's Pacific coast

October 21, 2015 10:02 PM

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MEXICO CITY – Tropical Storm Patricia picked up strength off southern Mexico on Wednesday, prompting officials to issue a hurricane warning for parts of the country's Pacific coast.

Patricia had maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (95 kph) and was forecast to strengthen further into a hurricane Thursday and make landfall Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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