Published: August 30,2017
Tropical Storm Lidia is expected to bring portions of the Baja California Peninsula tropical storm and possibly hurricane conditions late this week.
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Lidia is sitting in an area favorable for intensification in the eastern Pacific, just over 150 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. Warm water temperatures and low vertical wind shear are in place and may assist this system in becoming a hurricane prior to landfall on Baja California.
Current Storm Status
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours, and a tropical storm warning indicates tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours.
Current Watches and Warnings
Projected Path and Intensity
This heavy rainfall may result in life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.
In addition, a dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and east of the center of this system over the southern portion of Baja California Sur.
High surf and dangerous rip currents are also anticipated.
There is a small chance some of the moisture associated with this system could enhance thunderstorm activity in parts of the Desert Southwest this weekend.
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By this weekend, Lidia will begin to weaken as it interacts with land and cooler water temperatures west of the Baja California Peninsula.
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