MIAMI Sep 27, 2007 (AP)
Tropical Storm Lorenzo appears to be heading toward the Mexican state of Veracruz, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Thursday.
The NHC issued a tropical storm warning from Palma Sola to Cabo Rojo on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect along the Gulf Coast of Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to La Cruz, the NHC added.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.
Lorenzo is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 inches to 10 inches over Veracruz with possible isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches.
At 2 p.m. EDT, the center of the storm was about 130 miles east-southeast of Cabo Rojo. Lorenzo was moving toward the west-southwest at near 3 miles per hour, and was expected to continue along that path.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, though no significant change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center, mainly to the west of the center.
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