HONOLULU – Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Tropical Storm Gil is now a Category 1 hurricane.

At 11 a.m. Hawaii time, Gil was 935 miles southwest of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, which is south of California.

Gil’s maximum sustained winds are 75 mph and is moving west-northwest at 12 mph.

Forecasters say the storm should see some slight strengthening during the next 24 to 36 hours.

The good news, forecasters say Gil should run into upper-level westerlies (winds) and move into colder water which should result in gradual weakening in 36 or 48 hours.

At this time Gil is not a threat to land.

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