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Bud still bashing the Pacific even as tropical storm

Hurricane Bud has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before unleashing torrential rains and pounding waves across parts Mexico’s Pacific shores.

Although Bud has been downgraded, meteorologists say he will still cause occasional torrential rains in Jalisco and Colima as well as heavy rains in Sinaloa, Nayarit, Michoacán and Guerrero.

The National Meteorological Service says that at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Bud was located 355 kilometers west-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco and 435 kilometers south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

Bud still has a substantial punch however, with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour, gusts of 130 kilometers per hour and displacement to the north-northwest at three kilometers per hour.

The National Meteorological Service and the National Hurricane Cente say they will continue to watch the zone from La Paz to Santa Fe, including Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

According to trajectory and forecast, Bud is expected to land 30 kilometers north-northwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Friday as a tropical storm.

The agencies explained that due to its cloud bands, torrential storms are expected in the south and the coast of Jalisco and in most of Colima with intense storms in Sinaloa, Nayarit, Michoacán, Guerrero, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

The system will arrive with gusts of wind from 50 to 70 kilometers per hour and waves up to three meters in height on the coasts of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima.