Image: Storm near Baja California
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This satellite-based image shows shows Tropical Storm Patricia, bottom right, nearing Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.
updated 10/14/2009 6:06:21 PM ET 2009-10-14T22:06:21

Patricia has weakened to a remnant low, a day after it was a tropical storm, prompting officials in Mexico's Los Cabos resorts to close schools and ready emergency shelters.

The system has maximum sustained winds near 30 mph early Wednesday and is expected to weaken and dissipate in the next day or two.

Patricia's remnants are centered about 15 miles east-southeast of Cabo San Lucas and moving west-northwest near 6 mph.

On Tuesday, tourists in Cabo San Lucas awoke to cloudy skies and intermittent rain as hotel workers began putting away beach furniture and shutting down all open-air activities.

Baja California Sur's state government announced that all schools at all levels were closed on Tuesday.

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