Tropical Storm Sergio hits northwestern Mexico, dissipates

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Tropical Storm Sergio dissipated into a remnant low Friday after soaking the Baja California Peninsula, crossing the Gulf of California and then continuing to lose punch over mainland Mexico.

But the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the remnants of the system were still expected to produce total rainfall of 3 to 5 inches over northwestern Mexico and 1 to 3 inches in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and toward the southern plains through Saturday, potentially causing dangerous floods.

Baja California Sur Gov. Carlos Mendoza Davis said via Twitter that the Sergio caused minor damage to some roads and roofs and knocked down trees and power poles, but the storm did not cause any injuries or deaths in the state.

Schools in the northern part of the state where the storm passed will reopen Monday, Mendoza said. The ports of San Carlos, Loreto, Adolfo Lopez Mateos and Santa Rosalia were to reopen later Friday or on Saturday.