The latest forecasts have Patricia making landfall somewhere between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, with hurricane warnings posted for a somewhat wider area.
The potential for catastrophe is high. The NHC public advisory states "Maximum sustained winds remain near 200 mph (325 km/h) with higher gusts. Patricia is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible today, but Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane through landfall.