U.S weather forecasters say hurricane warnings have been posted for Mexico's Yucatan peninsula as Hurricane Wilma continues to churn slowly through the Caribbean.

A statement from the National Hurricane Center says Wilma is still a strong category 4 hurricane with winds near 250 kilometers per hour. It is centered 345 kilometers southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

It warns that the storm could strengthen again later Thursday.

Meteorologists say that if Wilma comes ashore in the Yucatan, it will bring a storm surge of two to three meters above normal along with large, battering waves.

Forecasters say Wilma is moving west to northwest at 13 kilometers per hour. Computer models show it turning sharply toward the east and the Florida coast later this week..

At least 10 people in Haiti were killed in mudslides caused by the storm.