It is possible that Tropical Storm Simon will bring torrential rain falls to the Puerto Vallarta area, says meteorologist Victor Lopez, who said the storm can present a large-scale event in the area.
Experts from the University of the Costa explain that there is a strong weather activity in the South Pacific coast of Mexico which will be fueled by Simon and spread through the West Coast of Mexico.
Waters have been closed to small boats from Puerta Escondido, Oaxaca, to Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, but no restrictions announced from Puerto Vallara.
Small boats are warned to navigate to the Central Pacific at this time due to the effects of Simon.
Rain estimates for Western Jalisco are 4 – 5 inches with locally higher amounts of 8 inches in isolated areas.
Officials warn that the grounds are still saturated from recent rains causing a higher risk for flooding and runoff events.
Simon is expected to remain well off the coast of Mexico but remain influential with our local weather for the next 48 hours.
Swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents. Please take precaution and listen to the warnings of local officials and respect any red flag warnings posted along our beaches.