Watching a Couple Areas in the East Pacific

7/4/2015 8:21:11 AM

The Eastern Pacific Basin remains free of any organized tropical system, but AccuWeather meteorologists are keeping an eye on a couple disturbances that may develop over the next several days.

The first is an area of low pressure around 1,200 miles east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands. This system will slowly drift west-northwest over the next several days, and there is a chance for further development as it moves into a zone of warm waters and low wind shear. Both the American and European global models show this system as an organized tropical cyclone to the southeast of Hawaii later next week.

The second area that is being monitored is an area of showers and thunderstorms about 1,400 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This feature may develop further early next week as it tracks west-northwest.

By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologists Bob Smerbeck and Dan Pydynowski

2015 East Pacific Storms

Andres Blanca Carlos Dolores Enrique Felicia
Guillermo Hilda Ignacio Jimena Kevin Linda
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Terry Vivian Waldo Xina York Zelda

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National Hurricane Center Outlook

NHC E. Pacific Activity

ABPZ20 KNHC 040538

1100 PM PDT FRI JUL 3 2015

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

A small low pressure area located about 1200 miles east-southeast
of the Hawaiian Islands is producing limited shower activity.
Environmental conditions are gradually becoming less conducive
for development, and upper-level winds are expected to become
unfavorable by Sunday or Monday. The low is forecast to move
slowly west-northwestward for the next several days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent

A broad area of low pressure is producing extensive cloudiness and
scattered showers more than 1300 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas
Mexico.  Environmental conditions are expected to gradually become
conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to
form by early next week while the system moves west-northwestward
at about 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent

Forecaster Stewart

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