Tropical Storm Lorena prompts warnings for Mexico's Pacific coast
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:25 AM -
Tropical Storm Lorena is moving parallel to Mexico's Pacific coast, prompting warnings for southern Baja California from north of Agua Blanca to Santa Fe.
"The tropical storm is expected to continue toward the northwest at a slower rate of speed over the next two days," the U.S. National Hurricane Center says.
After making landfall in southern Baja California late Friday or early Saturday, Lorena should weaken until dissipating on Sunday or Monday, the center adds.
Lorena is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 75 to 150 mm over the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula with isolated maximum amounts of 250 mm possible.
These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.