A new tropical storm has formed off the Baja California Peninsula, and has forced Mexican officials to place a tropical storm warning for the coastal cities of San Evaristo to Bahta Magdalena. Tropical storm conditions will occur within this area throughout the day, and possibly spread to the north until Thursday morning, August 29.
Tropical Storm Juliette is currently located 40 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and has reached maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour. Juliette is moving northwest towards Cabo San Lucas at 25 miles per hour.
Juliette is expected to continue northwest throughout the day with a possible reduction in forward speed. Thursday, the storm is predicted to shift west-northwest, and an even higher decrease in forward speed. The center of Juliette will pass over Cabo San Lucas on Wednesday, and continue to pass over the rest of the southern Baja California Peninsula later that evening. Thursday Juliette will begin to weaken.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center of the storm up to 45 miles, and Juliette is predicted to produce a total of 1 to 3 inches over southern areas of the Baja California Peninsula.
Stay updated on Tropical Storm Juliette at national-hurricane-center.org.