September 6, 2013 11:47 am

Tropical Storm Lorena nears west coast of Mexico

Baja California is facing its second tropical storm in just over a week. On Aug. 29, Tropical Storm Juliette affected the area.

Global News/WSI

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Lorena is moving north in the eastern Pacific, leading to storm warnings for parts of the Mexico coast.

The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. said late Thursday night that Lorena is located 201 km west of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. It has maximum sustained winds of 64 km/h and is moving at 21 km/h.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Baja California Sur from Agua Blanca to Buenavista. A tropical storm watch has also been issued for the west coast of Baja California Sur north of Agua Blanca to Santa Fe.

Forecasters say Lorena’s centre will approach the southern part of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Friday and be near or over land by Saturday.

The storm is expected to bring seven to 12 cm of rain to the southwest coast of Mexico and the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula.

© The Canadian Press, 2013

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