Tropical Storm Juliette marches along the coast of Mexico's Baja California
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 8:06 AM -
Tropical Storm Juliette formed on Wednesday afternoon and is moving northwest along the Pacific coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing wind and rain.
A tropical storm warning was extended northward Thursday morning, including the peninsula's west coast from Agua Blanca to Punta Eugenia and for the east coast from La Paz to San Evaristo.
Police warned residents in flood prone areas of Cabo San Lucas to seek shelters as the storm passed through on Wednesday. Over 160 shelters have been set up by authorities.
According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Juliette is expected to bring up to 80 mm of rain over southern portions of the Baja California peninsula.
The storm is expected to lose tropical storm strength by Thursday night or early Friday and eventually dissipate as it moves towards cooler waters.
Juliette is the tenth named storm of the 2013 Eastern Pacific hurricane season.