With top winds measured at 60 m.p.h., a storm off the Honduran coast has become "Pauline," and tomorrow it is likely to become the season's ninth hurricane. The Mexican government has issued a hurricane warning from Punta Gruesa to Cancun, including Cozumel. However, it appears that yet another hurricane won't threaten the U.S. coasts, nor is its potential all that impressive. The latest forecast path keeps it just off the coasts of Belize and Yucatan before looping eastward and then southward later in the week. The National Hurricane Center expects the 16th tropical storm of the season to peak as a category 1, with top winds at just over 80 m.p.h.
Pauline: Tropical storm No. 16
Pauline earns her name; no threat to the U.S.