Hurricane Alvin roars to life
Alvin has strengthened to become the first hurricane of the 2019 season in the East Pacific basin. The maximum sustained winds of Alvin have increased to 75 mph.
Hurricane Alvin is located several hundred miles to the west of Mexico. However, Alvin won't remain a hurricane for long as environmental conditions along the path of the storm are unfavorable for storm development and Alvin will likely begin weakening on Friday.
By the end of this weekend, Alvin should weaken into a remnant non-tropical low pressure area.
Aside from some rough surf along the western coast of Mexico and Socorro Island over the next day or two, Alvin will not have any direct impact to important landmasses.