While the demise of Aletta is on the horizon, the eastern Pacific is not ready to calm down with a new tropical system potentially in the works.
The weakening trend of Aletta continues with the once-tropical storm now a tropical depression over the open waters of the eastern Pacific.
The continued presence of wind shear (strong winds above the surface) and dry air will work to bring about Aletta's demise by the weekend, but the same cannot be said for other tropical activity across the eastern Pacific.
Instead, the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center is keeping a watchful eye on a disorganized area of low pressure located several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico.
Indications point toward the low slowly evolving into a more organized tropical system as it meanders over extremely warm waters during the next few days.
The next tropical storm in the eastern Pacific would acquire the name "Bud."
With the low in its infancy stage in terms of tropical development, it is too early to pinpoint its final destination.
However, there is concern that if the low intensifies into a tropical storm it will not follow in the footsteps of Aletta and track away from land. The possibility of a path toward southern Mexico or the western shores of northern Central America will have to be closely monitored.
Autumn officially starts at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday, but it will not feel like autumn in some parts of the U.S.
After storms clipped Chicagoland early Sunday, drier air will filter into the area for the rest of the week.
A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
Pleasant and sunshine-filled weather will bring in the first week of the fall season around Detroit.
In keeping with tradition, temperatures will continue their up-and-down cycle during the second half of September around New York City.
Drier and more tranquil weather will move into the Atlanta area for this week.
Charleston, SC (1989)
Hurricane Hugo intensified throughout the day as it moved northwestward toward Charleston. Hugo made landfall just before midnight (Sept. 22) over Sullivans Island, north of Charleston, with winds estimated between 130 and 150 mph northeast of the eye. Central pressure at the time of landfall was 934 MB or 27.58 inches. Winds gusted from 100-119 mph in downtown Charleston. The storm surge northeast of Charleston reached 20 feet, destroying most beach homes on the Barrier Islands.
Casper, WY (1994)
Temperature drops from 78 to 33 in 24 hours. 3" of snow accompanied the temperature plunge.
Roosevelt Roads Naval Station Puerto Rico (1998)
107 mph wind gust from Hurricane Georges.