Tropical Storm Cesar formed in the southwestern Caribbean on Thursday, whipping up sustained winds of 45 mph and drenching the region with up to 6 inches of rain.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned Cesar’s rains could cause mudslides and flooding.
At 8 p.m. PDT, the storm was centered about 35 miles west-northwest of Punta Gallinas, Colombia. It was heading west at near 21 mph.
Still in effect Thursday afternoon was a tropical storm warning for the island of Aruba, and the coast of Venezuela and Colombia. An earlier warning covering Curacao was dropped after the system passed by Thursday afternoon.