Tropical Storm Celia hangs on to her Tropical Storm status Monday evening, barely. The storm first strengthened to a tropical storm June 17 then weakened only to regroup back to Tropical Storm Celia on June 21. She will likely become a post-tropical storm on Tuesday as the system continues to weaken as it moves away from the western coast of Mexico.
As of Monday afternoon, Celia had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was located about 535 miles to the southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California.
Tropical Storm Celia was moving to the west-northwest at about 12 mph over the open waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
While no direct impacts to land are expected, Celia will be a hazard for beachgoers as it churns up surf and increases the threat of life-threatening rip currents along the coasts of southwestern and west-central Mexico and the southern Baja California Peninsula.