Header image: Tropical invest 92E as seen on visible satellite imagery. Courtesy: NOAA
UPDATE: 16:20 mdt
Tropical Depression Three E has formed in the Eastern Pacific!
Slow strengthening is expected over the next couple of days possibly becoming a tropical storm.
Heavy rain and mudslides are a concern as it move toward southern Mexico.
We’re only a month into the Pacific hurricane season, and already 2 systems have come and gone. It’s possible that the third tropical system of the season will develop by Sunday night or Monday.
The National Hurricane Center has highlighted an area of disturbed weather off the southern coast of Mexico with a high chance of becoming a tropical depression, or perhaps a tropical storm as the area gains more strength and organization.
The area of disturbed weather will slowly move to the west-northwest toward the Mexican coast in the coming days. Those with interests in southeastern Mexico should monitor the progress of this system.
The main impacts will be heavy rain, which could result in flash flooding or mudslides.
If the system strengthens enough to get a name, the next name on the tropical Pacific list is Calvin. Systems get a name once winds strengthen to 34 knots/39 mph or greater.