Celia, Brass Weekn, but still bring heavy rain, surf


Mexico City — Tropical Storm Brass headed for the waters of Mexico’s South Pacific coast, causing Celia to weaken to a tropical cyclone off Central America on Saturday.

Celia is expected to stay off the coast of El Salvador and Guatemala over the weekend before moving west to Mexico next week. The recession can still bring heavy rainfall to already flooded Central American countries and can regenerate into storms.

The National Hurricane Center has warned that heavy rains have fallen in parts of Central America and Mexico.

According to the Hurricane Center, Celia’s maximum wind speed was 35 mph (55 km), about 80 mph (130 km) southwest of San Salvador. It was moving west-northwest.

Tropical Cyclone Brass continued to weaken on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean. Brass was located about 345 miles (555 km) south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, traveling west-northwest with a maximum wind speed of 60 mph (95 kph).

The storm brought dangerous waves to the shore. The area was devastated when Hurricane Agatha landed near Puerto Angel on May 30.

Associated Press