Status of Tropical Storm Juliette
After strengthening slightly overnight, causing the Mexican government to extend a tropical storm warning northward earlier Thursday morning, August 29, Juliette has finally showed signs of slowing down.
Tropical Storm Juliette is currently located 95 miles northwest of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico, and 175 miles southeast of Punta Eugenia. The mexican government, in addition to discontinuing the tropical storm warning for the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula south of Agua Blanca, has also discontinued all other tropical storm warnings.
Juliette has currently reached maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and is moving northwest at 18 miles per hour, with a decrease in forward speed expected throughout Thursday. However, a turn to the west-northwest and a further decrease is predicted early Friday, August 30. The storm will start to move parallel to the west coast of the Baja California Del Sur as it remains just offshore.
Forecasters predict that the storm will become a tropical depression by late Thursday evening, possibly becoming a remnant low late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center of the storm up to 30 miles, possibly causing 1 to 3 inches of rain in areas of the southern region of the Baja California Peninsula.