Meteorologists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have predicted that around eight tropical storm formations will be created in the Pacific and five or six in the Atlantic during the 2017 hurricane season.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose continued to move northwestward in the Atlantic and was blowing winds of 145 mph as a Category 4 storm about 160 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands early on Saturday morning.
Forecasters say Hurricane Katia is making landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast as a Category 1 storm.
On Sept. 8, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from north of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco and south of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz. Irma is about 300 miles from Miami and moving about 13 mph toward the west.
While Category 5 Hurricane Irma is now ransacking the Caribbean and posing a threat to Florida this weekend, those in Mexico may also experience a major weather disturbance with the arrival of Hurricane Katia.
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Waves "reaching more than three metres" are possible along some of Mexico's coast within the next three hours, the US Tsunami Warning System said.
Katia emerged as a hurricane on Friday near Tecolutla, Mexico.
In its 11 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia had dissipated over eastern Mexico.
RAIN: Katia is expected to drop 10 to 15 inches of rain over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo and Puebla. The storm's hurricane-force winds (classified as 74 mph or higher) extend 25 miles out from the center, and the radius of tropical-storm-force winds extends about 70 miles.
But it was still expected to bring life-threatening floods and storm surge off the Gulf, though the extent of the storm's impact was unclear in the dark of night.