Tropical Storm Hilary’s center is situated roughly 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles, carrying winds reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, as per CNN Weather’s analysis.
Several hours ago, the storm crossed over the US-Mexico border into California, marking the state’s first encounter with a tropical storm since Nora in 1997.
Hilary is currently progressing in a north-northwest direction at a pace of 28 mph, and its tropical storm-force winds encompass an area extending 230 miles from the storm’s center.
A significant part of Southern California, encompassing Los Angeles and San Diego, remains under tropical storm warnings.
In terms of rainfall, there’s a possibility of intense precipitation amounting to 10 inches across Southern California and Nevada until Monday morning. Additionally, parts of Oregon and Idaho could experience rainfall up to 5 inches until Tuesday morning.
This heavy rainfall could lead to severe and life-threatening flooding.
Regarding its impact in Mexico: As Hilary headed north, it battered the Baja California peninsula, resulting in the loss of at least one life and causing substantial flooding in certain regions.
Mexican authorities have lifted the tropical storm warning for Baja California’s west coast and the east coast of the peninsula south of San Felipe.
Furthermore, the warning has been terminated south of Puerto Penasco along the mainland Mexico coastline. Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for San Felipe to Puerto Penasco in Mexico, as well as the region from the California/Mexico border to Point Mugu and Catalina Island.