Hurricane Lydia is expected to impact resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hurricane Lydia made landfall as a Category 4 storm Tuesday evening near the resort of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast and remained a powerful hurricane as it moved inland.

“Lydia is moving inland over west-central Mexico as a hurricane.” National Hurricane Center He said Tuesday night. “Life-threatening hurricane-force winds are expected along the storm path overnight.”

The hurricane reached speeds of 140 mph when it appeared to make landfall near Las Peñitas in the western state of Jalisco. Lydia then moved inland and was about 30 miles east of Puerto Vallarta with winds of 105 mph late Tuesday.

A hurricane warning was in effect along the Mexican coast. A major hurricane has wind speeds of at least 111 mph.

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