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.
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