Hurricane Bud began to weaken rapidly Tuesday, dropping from a Category 3 to a Category 1 storm, forecasters said.
Bud is forecast to weaken below hurricane intensity by Wednesday night and approach southern Baja California Sur on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in a 11 p.m. EDT update. Its center was located about 300 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas.
Bud is packing 90 mph winds and moving northwest at 3 mph, the NHC said. The storm became a major hurricane Monday when it surpassed Category 3 for the first time.
The Mexican government issued a Tropical Storm Watch for southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, including Cabo San Lucas.