LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Tropical Storm Octave 2013 got a projected path update by the National Hurricane Center this morning. Officials report that TS Octave is strengthening now in the Pacific. But it won’t reach hurricane status.
The latest news update on the Tropical Storm Octave 2013 system indicates that it was about two hundred forty-five miles south of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico. The system is carrying 65 mph winds and is moving at roughly 14 mph today. But it will weaken.
NHC tell news that “there are no coastal watches or warning in effects. Interests in the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system.”
Officials indicate that Octave’s “forecast track” suggests that the system will be near the west coast of Baja California Sur tonight and Tuesday. The system is “expected to become a tropical depression on Tuesday by the time it nears the Baja California Peninsula”. The system is carrying strong winds. It is expected to produce rain up to 6 inches over “much of the Southern Baja California Peninsula” and as much as 8 inches in some areas as well. Large swells could occur Monday as well in the south on the west coast of Baja. For continued coverage click HERE.