Tropical Storm Henriette Hooks North Toward Baja

September 3, 2007
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(8:10 p.m.) -- Tropical Storm Henriette, which was drifting to the west-northwest after dumping rain along the Mexican Riviera, has taken a sharp turn north toward Baja California. Henriette could become a hurricane later today; maximum sustained winds are currently near 70 miles per hour.

There is a hurricane warning in place for the southern Baja peninsula including the cruise ports of La Paz and Cabo San Lucas; a hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours.

Due to Henriette's projected path, Carnival has announced an itinerary change for its Carnival Pride. That ship, which set sail yesterday from Long Beach, California, will visit Catalina today in lieu of a day at sea; Pride will then call at San Diego Wednesday instead of Puerto Vallarta, spend a day at sea Thursday rather than visit Mazatlan, and stop at Ensenada Friday instead of Cabo San Lucas.

The order of Carnival Elation's itinerary has also been tweaked. The ship, which departs San Diego a little later today, will call at Ensenada tomorrow, stay at sea Wednesday, visit Cabo San Lucas Thursday and stay at sea Friday before returning to San Diego Saturday. The original schedule had the ship at sea tomorrow, calling at Cabo San Lucas Wednesday, at sea Thursday and visiting Ensenada Friday.

We'll keep you posted.

--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor