Powerful Hurricane Willa makes landfall in Mexico as Category 3 storm

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<pHurricane Willa, now a powerful Category 3 stormMexico with winds of 120 mph.

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Add Hurricanes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricanes news, video, and analysis from ABC News.HurricanesAdd Interest<pThe hurricane made landfall near Isla Del Bosque, Sinaloa, which is about 10 miles south of Escuinapa, according to the National Hurricane Center.

<pA weather station near Marismas Nacionales recently reported a wind gust of up to 95 mph.

<pWilla was about 70 miles south of Mazatlán, Mexico, Tuesday afternoon and is forecast to make landfall later in the day.

<pAs the storm made landfall, strong winds and dangerous storm surge are expected along Mexico's southwest coast.

<pFlooding is also a major concern. Some coastal areas of mainland Mexico could see up to 18 inches of rain.

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<pInland regions can expect up to five inches of rain in some areas.

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<pThe remnants of Willa are expected to combine with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which could mean major rainfall in Texas and Louisiana.

<pSome areas of western Louisiana and eastern Texas could see over 3 inches of rain through Friday.

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