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.
As more than 94 million take to the roads and skies this weekend, a storm has begun to unfold threading to hinder early Christmas travel.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
A powerful storm will bring disruptive weather from Spain to France and Italy for Christmas Day.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
New York City (1959)
15" of snow.
Portland, OR (1892)
27.5" of snow (21st-24th).
Des Moines, IA (1990)
Freezing drizzle with a temperature of -2 degrees F.