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Tropical Storm Octave Maintains Strength As Priscilla Forms In Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Octave

Tropical Storm Octave has maintained its strength while approaching Mexico as Tropical Storm Priscilla forms in the eastern Pacific.

Octave was maintaining wind speeds of 65 mph just 245 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico. According to the National Hurricane center, the tropical storm is moving north-northwest at 14 mph.

Weather experts have yet to issue coastal watches or warnings. Octave is expected to lose some forward speed and shift to the north Monday and then turn northeast on Tuesday. The tropical storms center is expected to reach the west coast state of Baja California Sur.

Experts believe tropical storm Octave will turn into a tropical depression Tuesday, just in time for the storm to reach the Baja California peninsula.

The storm is expected to leave behind 3 to 6 inches of rain with up to 8 inches possible.

In the meantime, tropical storm Priscilla has reached maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. The storm is located 705 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Priscilla is moving forward north-northeast at 12 mph. The last report for Priscilla was posted by the National Hurricane Center in Miami at 2 a.m PDT on Monday.

No coastal watches or warnings are currently in effect for tropical storm Priscilla. Forecasters warn that tropical storm Priscilla is expected to pick up speed and strength as it moves inland over the never several days.

No further details about either storm are being reported at this time.

Residents are warned that even without hurricane or tropical storm status, large weather fronts can still cause flash flooding and other dangers.

Experts have warned that tropical storm Octave may bring heavy rain and flooding to Texas.