Tropical Depression 13E is located about 500 miles west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and continues to look healthier based on latest satellite imagery. New convection appears to be consolidating around the center of circulation. Gradual strengthening is forecast and it may become a tropical storm during the day on Thursday. Eventually, it may become a hurricane by this weekend. Warm water and relatively light wind shear will allow T.D. 13E to strengthen this week. Regardless of strengthening, there will be no direct impact to land through early next week.
Elsewhere, a cluster of thunderstorms over 1,000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California is becoming better organized. This cluster of storms could become a tropical depression or even a tropical storm over the next couple of days. It will track to the west-northwest across the open waters of the eastern Pacific and it will be no threat to any land masses through the weekend.
By AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio
911 ABPZ20 KNHC 250530 TWOEP TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1100 PM PDT WED AUG 24 2016 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Thirteen-E, located several hundred miles west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1300 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula have changed little in organization during the past several hours. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for slow development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form by this weekend while the low moves westward or west-northwestward at 15 mph. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent && Public Advisories on Thirteen-E are issued under WMO header WTPZ33 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPEP3. Forecast/Advisories on Thirteen-E are issued under WMO header WTPZ23 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMEP3. $$ Forecaster Berg