Norbert was classified a little earlier today. It is fighting some wind shear at this time, but has enough banding to be classified as a tropical storm. It will pass close enough to the southern Baja to produce rain squalls especially later tomorrow and Thursday.
As of 2 PM PDT / 5 PM EDT Norbert was centered at 18.5 N / 106.5 W or about 150 miles WSW of Manzanillo, Mexico. It was moving north at about 9 mph. Top sustained winds are estimated at 40 mph. Pressure was estimated at 1004 mb.
Norbert is forecast to remain a tropical storm and bypass the southern Baja Thursday morning. Models have shifted northward some, so interests in the southern Baja should follow this system closely.