Tropical Depression Aletta Hangs On; Another Potential Storm in Pacific

Tropical Depression Aletta hangs on despite high shears and dry air. Meanwhile, another potential tropical disturbance is developing in the Pacific.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have said that that Tropical Depression Aletta is better organized than it was 24 hours ago. In fact, they say, satellites place the estimated strength back at Tropical Storm level. Right now, Aletta is at Tropical Depression level--sustained winds at 39 miles per hour or below.

However, despite its potential to strengthen, forecasters believe that, eventually, Aletta will weaken and should become a post-tropical remnant low in 36 to 48 hours. It is still not expected to affect any landmasses.

Meanwhile, a disturbance several hundred miles south and west of Acapulco is becoming more organized. Right now, the National Hurricane Center has the disturbance at a 40% chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm within 48 hours. This disturbance is nearly stationary at this time.


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