A common view reveals waves crashing on the shore of La Empacadora seashore in Cabo San Lucas as Hurricane Lorena churns near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Friday afternoon, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Castillo NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hurricane Lorena weakened to a tropical storm because it approached northwestern Mexico on Saturday, bringing with it heavy wind and rain, U.S. forecasters mentioned.
On Saturday afternoon, Lorena had most sustained winds of 50 miles (80 km) per hour because it moved north, the Miami-based Nationwide Hurricane Middle mentioned in a report.
At the moment crossing Baja California peninsula, the storm is anticipated to achieve mainland Mexico early Sunday, at which level it can possible weaken swiftly, the NHC mentioned.
Tropical storm warnings are in impact for elements of mainland Mexico’s northwestern coast, the NHC mentioned.
The storm doused the Baja California peninsula with sturdy wind and rain after touching down early Saturday morning, although there have been no reviews of victims or damages. Regardless of warnings, the storm skirted the ritzy resorts of Los Cabos.
The storm is anticipated to dump three to 6 inches (7 to 15 cm) of rain on the western state of Sonora over the weekend, making a danger of flash floods, the NHC mentioned.
Reporting by Julia Love; Further reporting by Noe Torres; Enhancing by Steve Orlofsky and Daniel Wallis