System off southern Mexico coast has good chance of becoming tropical depression
The Eastern and Central Pacific basins are relatively quiet at the moment, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., are keeping an eye on a system in the Central East Pacific that could become a tropical depression sometime within the next week.
It’s still way too early to tell if it could have any impacts on the Hawaiian Islands.
As of 2 p.m. today, a tropical wave a couple of hundred miles south of the coast of southern Mexico was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development of the system.
The system is expected to move west to west-northwest, with a tropical depression possibly forming within the next seven days.
The hurricane center has the probability of a tropical cyclone forming at just 30% during the next 48 hours; however, that chance increases to 90% during the next week.
No other tropical waves or systems are being reported at this time in either the Central or Eastern Pacific.