Tropical Storm Lidia bore down on the Los Cabos resorts at tip of Baja California Peninsula Thursday, while spreading rains over a broad swath of Mexico.
Mexican authorities warned residents of the lower Baja to prepare for high winds, heavy rain and a dangerous storm surge.
Heavy rain also was reported falling on southwestern Mexico and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Lidia could produce total accumulations of as much as 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimeters) across much of Baja California Sur state and western Jalisco state on the mainland, threatening flash floods and landslides.
Lidia had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) Thursday morning and some strengthening was possible before landfall. Its center was about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas and it was heading north-northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).