In a rare occurrence, the remnants of hurricane might hit Los Angeles this weekend with tropical storm-force winds (39-73 mph) and heavy rain. What began as Tropical Storm Hilary off the coast of Mainland Mexico strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane early today with winds of 110 mph as of 3 p.m., PT.
That’s just 1 mph shy of a major Cat 3. By Saturday, it’s expected to hit Cat 4. By Sunday, Hilary is expected to become a lesser hurricane and then potentially hit Southern California and Los Angeles with tropical storm-force winds, especially at higher elevations, later in the day. The storm is currently 475 miles south of Cabo San Lucas.
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Thursday, August 17, 2023, 10:51 AM PDT: Hurricane Hillary is getting stronger and will undergo a rapid intensification process in the next 12 to 24 hours and become a category three or even a category four storm south of Cabo San Lucas. Depending on how strong she becomes and… pic.twitter.com/fhI7Iwcfek
— Jason D Farhang (@jason61987) August 17, 2023