Barely two weeks into the Eastern Pacific’s hurricane season and a second Tropical Depression has already formed,` and it looks poised to become the season’s second named storm.
Tropical Depression Two-E formed off the western Mexican coastline on Wednesday morning as it slowly drifts near Acapulco. The system is expected to continue to pick up strength as it approaches the Mexican coastline, and by Thursday morning the storm is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Beatriz, the second named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, mere weeks after it officially began only on May 15th.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been posted for parts of the southwestern Mexican coastline. The overwhelming threat from this storm will be heavy rainfall and mudslides in the mountainous regions of southwestern Mexico. Interests in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Guerrero should pay close attention to this storm, as life-threatening flash flooding looks likely, in part due to the slow-moving nature of the storm.
The storm isn’t expected to have any direct impacts on the United States.
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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi