Hurricane Sandra weakened some during the day Thursday but is still a strong Category 3 hurricane as of late Thursday PST. Gradual weakening will continue through Thursday night. The hurricane is tracking northward toward the southern tip of Baja California and northwestern Mexico. Sandra will encounter increasingly hostile wind shear and cooler waters as it tracks northward.
Eventually, this system will turn northeastward and weaken to a tropical storm or depression by Saturday. Heavy rain will likely impact portions of Baja California and Mexico. Some mudslides may be triggered by the heavy rain. If it follows this track, some moisture may make it into the southern Plains of the United States later this weekend and fuel heavy rain in the region.
By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologists Andy Mussoline and Carl Erickson
604 ABPZ20 KNHC 261708 TWOEP TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1000 AM PST THU NOV 26 2015 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Sandra, located several hundred miles south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Kimberlain