In its 2 p.m. PDT update, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Raymond was 510 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, and was moving west-southwest at 8 mph.
No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.
The storm was expected to move toward the west-southwest, or to the west, and gain some forward speed during the next two days.
Raymond is likely to gain strength during the next 48 hours and could become a hurricane Saturday or Sunday.
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