Recently formed Hurricane Willa has rapidly strengthened into a category 5 hurricane and is now barreling towards the Mexican coastline.
The recent update from the National Hurricane Center lists the maximum sustained winds inside Willa at 160 mph, just 3 mph over the threshold for a category 5 storm.
Forecasters are urging residents along the Mexican coast, especially in the Isla Marias, to brace for life threatening weather conditions. Destructive storm surge is to be expected from this storm, as well as devastating flooding and land slides.
Hurricane Will will remain category 5 strength as it makes landfall, but the storm will quickly dissipate from a lack of wind shear and mountain terrain.