The National Hurricane Center reported that Tropical Storm Norman is quickly moving northward toward the coast of Mexico.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the west coast of mainland Mexico from La Cruz northward to Huatabampo.
The center of Norman is approximately 145 miles WNW of Mazatlan, Mexico and 105 NE of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and is moving north near 17 mph. Norman is expected to continue on the same track for the next day or so. The center of Norman is expected to make landfall later today or tonight.
Norman has maximum sustained winds near 45 mph with some higher gusts. Some weakening is expected once the center moves inland.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.
Norman is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated areas of 12 inches. The rainfall amounts may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.