Hurricane Norbert: Tropical Storm Warning For Cabo San Lucas; Desert Southwest Flood, Southern California High Surf Threats

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Hurricane Norbert, the ninth hurricane of a busy eastern Pacific hurricane season, is nearing the Baja California peninsula, and will have some peripheral impacts in parts of the Southwest U.S.
Baja California Threat
Hurricane Norbert is now experiencing wind shear, or changing winds with…

Hurricane Norbert, the ninth hurricane of a busy eastern Pacific hurricane season, is nearing the Baja California peninsula, and will have some peripheral impacts in parts of the Southwest U.S.

Baja California Threat

Hurricane Norbert is now experiencing wind shear, or changing winds with height, that is limiting its intensification. Over the next day or so some additional strengthening is possible. After that, however, Norbert is expected to move into cooler water temperatures and more stable air, which should cause some weakening by this weekend.

Norbert’s center is unlikely to make landfall, but it is expected to creep very slowly to northwest over the next couple of days, passing close enough to parts of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to produce some high surf, rip currents, gusty winds and locally heavy rain.

For this reason, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the southern Baja Peninsula, including Cabo San Lucas.

Tropical storm-force winds are possible in the warning area from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. At this time, the center of Norbert is expected to make its closest pass to the Baja Peninsula from Thursday afternoon through Friday night.

Bands of heavy rain, local flash flooding, high surf and rip currents will also be threats in the southern half of the Baja peninsula.

Given Norbert’s small hurricane-force wind field, extending out only to 25 miles as of early Thursday morning, and its most likely center forecast track, hurricane-force conditions on the southern Baja peninsula appear unlikely.

Conditions should improve in Cabo San Lucas by the weekend, though some high surf, rip currents, and occasional leftover showers are possible, there.

Desert Southwest Flood Threat

Norbert’s moisture, in tandem with remnant moisture from ex-Tropical Storm Dolly and the residual moisture already in place will combine to enhance rainfall potential in the Desert Southwest into early next week.

High pressure aloft over the Southern Plains will provide the steering wheel for this deep tropical moisture intrusion.

This has the potential to evolve into a serious flash flood threat in parts of the Desert Southwest, including parts of Arizona, New Mexico, extreme West Texas, southeast California, southern Nevada and perhaps even southwest Colorado.

Some of this moisture may also trigger scattered thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall in parts of the L.A. Basin and San Diego metro area early next week, though that forecast remains rather uncertain at this time.

This threat may persist from Friday through at least Monday, if not Tuesday.

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