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Hurricane Odile Weakens, Still a Threat to Mexico

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Waves hit the coast of Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Waves hit the coast of Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Forecasters predict Hurricane Odile will weaken to a tropical storm Tuesday but is still a serious threat as it moves across Baja California and into mainland Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center says Odile could drench the peninsula with as much as 46 centimeters of rain by Friday.

Hurricane Odile

Hurricane Odile

Tropical storm warnings are out for parts of the east and west coasts of southern Baja and the northern coast of Mexico along the Gulf of California.

Odile made landfall in Baja Sunday as a powerful Category Three storm, tearing through the resort town of Los Cabos.

Massive waves and 205 kilometer per hour winds destroyed stores and homes and knocked out power as tourists and residents trembled in hotels and shelters.

No deaths or serious injuries are reported

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