Tropical Storm Julio formed on Saturday, September 5, and is expected to remain offshore until it is forecast to dissipate on Tuesday, September 8. The storm formed off the southeastern coast of Mexico, around 265 km (165 mi) south of the city of Manzanillo (Colima state) and is expected to move west-northwest parallel to the coast at 28 kph (17 mph). While the storm can sustain winds of around 65 kph (40 mph), it is predicted to stay offshore and lose strength.
Associated transportation, business, and power disruptions are possible in the near term.
Individuals in areas forecast to be affected by the storm system are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous. Never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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