This tropical disturbance in the Pacific, about 200 miles to the southwest of Mexico, could become a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours. (Source: NOAA/NHC)
Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center have given a high probability that a disturbance near the southwestern Mexican coast will become a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm soon.
A nearly stationary area of low pressure about 200 miles from Salina Cruz, Mexico is becoming better defined, forecasters say. As of the latest Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center, the disturbance has a 90 percent chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours in the Pacific.
If a storm does form, it would become Tropical Depression 2-E or Tropical Storm Barbara. It could potentially threaten parts of the Mexican coastline with heavy rains and mudslides if the strengthening trend continues.
A second area of disturbed weather further west in the Pacific is also being monitored, but at this time, only has a 10 percent chance of immediate development.
Meanwhile, the Atlantic Ocean is calm as far as tropical development is concerned.