Tropical Storm Juliette Weakens off Mexico’s Baja CaliforniaBrian K. Sullivan
Tropical Storm Juliette’s top winds weakened as it skirted the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.
The wind speed dropped to 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour from 50 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 11 a.m. New York time. It was 80 miles northwest of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico, moving northwest at 22 mph.
“Juliette should continue to weaken today as it moves over colder waters and the cyclone is expected to become a remnant low within 24 hours” the Miami-based center said.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect from Puerto San Andresito to Punta Eugenia. Warnings issued for the east coast of Baja have been dropped.
Forecasters are tracking two areas of disorganized thunderstorms in the Atlantic. The clusters, one off Africa’s west coast and the other in the central Atlantic, have a 10 percent chance of becoming tropical systems in the next two days.
Juliette is the 10th storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, which runs from May 15 to Nov. 30.