Douglas Holds Strength Over Eastern Pacific

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
July 2, 2014; 4:44 AM ET
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Tropical Storms Douglas continues to churn over the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Douglas remains several hundred miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California as it tracks toward the west-northwest.

Douglas will continue on this track the next several days, keeping the tropical system away from any land and eventually weakening later this week as it interacts with much cooler water.

A satellite image showing both Tropical Storm Douglas and Tropical Depression Elida Monday afternoon, courtesy of the Mexico Meteorological Service.

Elida weakened from a tropical storm to a remnant low on Tuesday night and is currently not expected to re-intensify. However, Elida will continue to deliver rain to portions of western Mexico.

Moisture leftover from Elida will remain within 150 miles of the Mexico coastline through Wednesday enhancing rainfall across the states of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan. Rainfall through Wednesday will generally average 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) although isolated amounts up to 150 mm (6 inches) will be possible.

Flash flooding remains the greatest threat through Wednesday, although isolated mudslides can occur in areas of rugged terrain that get the heaviest rainfall.

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Damaging winds are not expected to be widespread; however, isolated damaging wind gusts will be possible in any thunderstorms.

The remnants from Elida will continue to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the southwest coast of Mexico the next several days, so any beachgoers should use extreme caution.

As the moisture leftover from Elida continues to fall apart, it will bring an end to the flooding concerns across southwestern Mexico.

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