Follow the expected path of Hurricane Hilary


Tropical storm Hilary has arrived in California.

As of Sunday evening, the storm is moving north past San Diego with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.


A satellite image of Hurricane Hilary on Aug. 18, 2023.
A satellite image of Hurricane Hilary on Aug. 18, 2023.NOAA

The storm has bought flooding and mudslides to southern California through Sunday, prompting state Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency.

Once a Category 4 hurricane, the storm has weakened since Friday and was downgraded to a tropical storm Sunday morning. But the National Weather Service warms the storm will bring heavy rainfall and potentially “life-threatening” flash flooding over Baja California and the Southwestern U.S.

Hilary is the first tropical storm to arrive in the region in 84 years. Hurricanes and tropical storms are so rare in the area that southern California hasn’t been in the path of a storm since the 1970s.

Follow the storm’s path on the map below. It will be updated every three hours.

The Hilary storm system is forecast to bring more than 5 inches of rain to portions of Southern California. The amount of rain and the timing of it is unusual for the region, and flooding is a possibility.


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