Updates on Tropical Storm Dalila

Posted by on July 1, 2013 in Past Storms, Tropical Storm | Comments Off on Updates on Tropical Storm Dalila

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Tropical Storm Dalila continues to curve away from the Mexico coastline near Manzanillo, but not before it unloads heavy rain and thunderstorms on coastal cities.

The storm is expected to reach the lowest hurricane strength Monday night or early Tuesday morning, posing a threat to those situated along the coast. Dalila will remain a hurricane only until Wednesday, as cooler water will weaken the storm.

The area is susceptible to flooding with a possible 2 to 4 inches of rain, including flash flood warnings and mudslides. Higher tides are also expected during the storm with tides running up to 3 feet above normal levels. This rough surf may last through Tuesday morning.

On a more positive note, only the outer edge of Delila will have major impact on residents as Tropical Storm Dalila remains a compact storm. Dangerous winds will more than likely remain over water.

Currently the storm has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is now situated 130 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The storm has slowed since Sunday night, moving northwest at 9 mph.