This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT shows Hurricane Rafael with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. A low pressure system over the Northeast with cloudy conditions and showers. Farther west, rain showers and cloudy conditions are over Texas. Farther north, showers and cloudy conditions are moving into the Great Lakes. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)A weakening Tropical Storm Paul swerved away from a landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's southern Baja peninsula Tuesday night, brushing the coast with wind and rain as it swirled northward just offshore.