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John to stir dangerously rough seas along northwestern Mexico Thursday

August 09, 2018; 8:03 AM

John avoided a landfall in Mexico but will continue to impact the Baja California Peninsula on Thursday.

Dangerously rough surf and rip currents will endanger boaters and swimmers at the western- and southern-facing beaches of the Baja California Peninsula on Thursday as John churns offshore.

Choppy surf will also be stirred along the mainland coast from southern Sinaloa to Jalisco.

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There can be a few lingering downpours that develop during the day, which can create slower travel and further disruptions for beachgoers.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds of John will remain well offshore.

John weakened to a tropical storm early on Thursday morning and will maintain that intensity into the start of the weekend.

Dangerous surf from John to affect Southern California beaches into this weekend
Mexico Weather Center
Interactive Mexico weather satellite
East Pacific Hurricane Center

While the highest seas are expected on Thursday, beachgoers and operators of small craft should remain wary of choppy seas and rip currents along the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula into Friday before seas further subside on Saturday.

Swells propagating outward from the storm can also cause rough surf along the Southern California coast into the start of the weekend.

John will further weaken over the cooler waters west of Mexico this weekend.

Farther west, Tropical Storm Kristy formed on Tuesday morning. This storm is expected to meander to the north and pose no threat to land. Only shipping interests can be affected.

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