Tropical Storm Lorena

At midnight the center of Tropical Storm Lorena was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 102.6 West. Lorena is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). Tropical Cyclone LORENA-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.There has been little change in the cloud structure of Lorena since the last advisory, with the storm having a central convective feature and a ragged band in the western semicircle. A recently received WindSat overpass indicates the low-level center is located near the northwestern edge of the central convection.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days as Lorena approaches the coast of Mexico.