By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 03E (Celia)…is located about 310 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico
CELIA STILL A 65 MPH TROPICAL STORM…RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO INTENSIFY FURTHER
Tropical Cyclone 03E (Celia) Advisory number 34
According to the National Hurricane Center…Celia is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). A continued west-northwestward motion with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected through early next week.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight additional strengthening is possible over the next day or so, followed by gradual weakening beginning on Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Swells are affecting portions of the southwestern coast of Mexico and will spread northward to the southern Baja California peninsula and the coast of west-central Mexico today and Saturday. These conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.
>>> Offshore of Southern Mexico:
A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form well offshore of southern Mexico early next week.
Environmental conditions could support some slow development of this system thereafter as it moves generally west-northwestward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent