Category 2 Hurricane Paula was brushing the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday and heading for Cuba, forecasters said,
triggering a tropical storm warning for portions of the Florida Keys.
As of 11 a.m. ET, the center of Paula was moving over the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba, the Miami, Florida-based National Hurricane Center said. It was located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east-southeast of Cabo Catoche, Mexico, and about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west-southwest of the western tip of Cuba.
Paula was expected to turn northeast toward Cuba within the next few hours, forecasters said. Its eye was clearly visible on Cancun and western Cuba radar.