Tropical Storm Patricia heads towards Baja California
Tropical Storm Patricia has formed in the eastern Pacific from TD 19-E. She is heading due north and is expected to make landfall at the southern tip of Baja California in the next couple of days. The Mexican government has already issued a tropical storm watch for the southern portion of the peninsula.
Tropical Storm Patricia takes aim on Mexico's Baja Peninsula (USA Today)
Tropical Storm Patricia strengthened Monday as it inched closer to the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, prompting the government to issue a tropical storm watch for the resort-dotted southern part of the peninsula.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Patricia's center was located about 265 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California Monday morning.
Patricia was moving toward the north-northwest at about 8 mph and maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph. The storm was still disorganized but was expected to continue strengthening over the next 24 hours and be very near the peninsula by Tuesday afternoon, the center said.