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Hurricane John Could Turn to the U.S.

By: AP
By: AP

The National Hurricane Center says there's been a change in Hurricane John. Forecasters now say the Pacific hurricane could find its way to the U.S. and generate flooding in the Southwest.

The Category Two storm now is inching toward Mexico's Baja peninsula, threatening impoverished villages and pricey resorts

Dangerous Hurricane "John" is bearing down on Mexico's Pacific coast with 110 mile-per-hour winds, and forecasters now say there's a chance it's remnants could later threaten the Southwestern U.S.

At 5 p.m. Eastern Time, "John" was about 60 miles east of the southern tip of Baja California, moving north-northwest at eight miles per hour. Forecasters say it's a few hours from landfall, and will bring up to 18 inches of rain.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center also say it's possible that the storm's future path could bring it closer to Southern California and Arizona. While it would be considerably weaker by then, they say it could be a big rainmaker.


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