Tropical Storm Ileana

posted Aug 28, 2012, 2:14 PM by Weather Man   [ updated Aug 28, 2012, 2:32 PM ]
Tropical Storm Ileana forecast to strengthen as it moves over open waters.
At 14:00hr PDT the center of Tropical Storm Ileana was located near latitude 16.3 north/longitude 110.7 west, about 740 km / 460 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California.
Ileana is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph - 17 km/h.
A gradual turn to the northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph - 85 km/h with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast and Ileana could become a hurricane during the next day or two.