Hurricane Barbara hits western coast of southern Mexico

(CNN) -- Hurricane Barbara made landfall Wednesday along Mexico's southern Pacific coast.

It crashed ashore early afternoon in the state of Chiapas, about 20 miles west of Tonala, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said.

Barbara had sustained winds of 75 mph, and was moving north-northeast at 9 mph.

A hurricane warning was in effect between Puerto Angel, in the state of Oaxaca, and Tonala.

Barbara is expected to dump between 4-8 inches of rain over eastern Oaxaca and western Chiapas, with up to a foot possible in southeastern Oaxaca.