posted Sep 3, 2014, 5:25 AM by Tom Kachelman
updated Sep 14, 2014, 8:51 AM
At 05:00hr PDT the center of Tropical Storm Norbert was about 395 km - 245 mi SSE of the southern tip of Baja California.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for La Paz to Santa Fe Mexico
A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of Santa Fe northward to Cabo San Lazaro Mexico
Maximum sustained winds remain near 95 km/h - 60 mph with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Norbert is expected to reach hurricane strength by Thursday.
Large swells will gradually spread northward into the southern Gulf of California and affect the southern portions of Baja California sur by Thursday.