Mexico is on a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Agatha forms in the eastern Pacific.

Agatha has sustained winds of 45 mph and 220 miles south-southwest of Puerto Angel, Mexico.

The storm is forecast to gradually intensify into a hurricane on Sunday before hitting the southern coast of Mexico on Monday. Mexico has announced a hurricane watch along the south coast from Salina Cruz to Punta Maldonado.

“Storm surge could lead to coastal flooding near and east of where the center runs along the coast in areas with onshore winds,” the National Hurricane Center said. “The surge can be accompanied by large and destructive waves.”

In addition to the storm surge, torrential rains from Agatha will hit southern Mexico from Sunday through Tuesday evening.

“The heaviest rain is predicted in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where 10 to 16 inches is expected, but a single total of up to 20 inches is possible,” the hurricane center said.

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