Blanca weakening but heavy rains possible

Hurricane Blanca made landfall on the Baja peninsular and has been downgraded to a tropical depression. This depression is expected to continue northwards along the backbone of the peninsular as shown in the graphic below.

Tropical Depression BLANCA2pm060815

Potentially heavy rains could fall over northern Baja and continue into the southwest USA in the next three days. About 8 inches fell in Loreto overnight and traces of precipitation are occurring in Bahia de los Angeles.

Currently, strong radar echoes are seen over the northern Gulf but no rain is seen yet in San Felipe.

NWS radar image from Yuma,140pmmst060815 AZ

We have very muggy conditions in the region with temperatures in the mid-80’s and the forecast is for 0.25 to 0.5 inches of rain by midnight with an additional 0.5 to 1.0 inch on Tuesday.