Trop­i­cal storm warn­ing for Los Ca­bos, Mex­ico

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MEX­ICO: Hur­ri­cane sea­son roared on as Jose threat­ened heavy surf along the US East Coast Saturday, Trop­i­cal Storm Norma neared Mex­ico’s re­sort-stud­ded Baja Cal­i­for­nia Penin­sula, and Trop­i­cal Storm Maria formed in the At­lantic Ocean and was ex­pected to strengthen into a hur­ri­cane, tak­ing aim at some al­ready-bat­tered Caribbean is­lands.

Mean­while, Trop­i­cal Storm Lee formed in the At­lantic and Trop­i­cal Storm Otis in the Pa­cific. Nei­ther threat­ened land.

A trop­i­cal storm warn­ing was in ef­fect for the south­ern tip of Mex­ico’s Baja Cal­i­for­nia Penin­sula due to Norma, which weak­ened into a trop­i­cal storm on Saturday, with max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 100kmh, ac­cord­ing to the US Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­tre.

Norma was 335km south of Cabo San Lu­cas and mov­ing north at 6kmh, with fore­cast­ers say­ing it could ap­proach wa­ters south­west of the penin­sula late Sun­day or early Mon­day lo­cal time.

The penin­su­lar re­gion that’s home to the twin re­sort cities of Cabo San Lu­cas and San Jose del Cabo was hit about two weeks ago by Trop­i­cal Storm Lidia.

The Baja Cal­i­for­nia Sur gov­ern­ment read­ied storm shel­ters and can­celled classes for Mon­day as well as a planned mil­i­tary pa­rade in the state cap­i­tal, La Paz, amid Mex­i­can In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions.

In the At­lantic, Hur­ri­cane Jose was far from land but gen­er­at­ing pow­er­ful swells that the cen­tre said were af­fect­ing coastal ar­eas in Ber­muda, the Ba­hamas, Puerto Rico, His­pan­iola and the US south­east.

The cen­tre added that trop­i­cal storm watches were pos­si­ble for the US East Coast later in the day and ad­vised peo­ple from North Carolina to New Eng­land to mon­i­tor Jose’s progress. The hur­ri­cane had max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 130kmh. It was lo­cated about 775km south­south­east of Cape Hat­teras, North Carolina. -AP

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