As of the 10 AM advisory, Hurricane Rina now is packing sustained winds of 105 mph, making her a category two hurricane. Rina is located 305 miles SE of Tulum, Mexico, moving WNW at 3 mph. A hurricane warning has been issued for the east and northeast coast of the Yucutan Peninsula. Additional strengthening is likely today, and Rina is forecast to become a major hurricane by tonight or tomorrow.
Rina is expected to continue moving slowly northwest, before a gradual turn towards the north expected in a couple of days. This will bring Rina near the northeast east coast of the Yucutan by Thursday or Friday. Most models turn Rina toward the east, bringing it near the west coast of Cuba by the weekend; however, confidence in the day 4-5 forecast remains low at this time.