Eastern Pacific Tropical Cyclone Cosme strengthened to a hurricane just off the coast of Mexico Tuesday, but now the storm is weakening over colder waters.
Tropical Depression 3-E took shape midday Sunday about 500 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico, in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Cosme was the second hurricane of the 2013 Eastern Pacific season. During late May, Barbara became a hurricane just prior to making landfall near Puerto Arista, Mexico in the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
Cosme will continue to move along a west-northwest path, taking it away from the Mexico coast. The system was moving into waters too cold to survive.
While escaping the worst of the system, Mexico will continue to receive heavy, gusty thunderstorms along its southern coast, from Acapulco to Manzanillo to Puerto Vallarta, through Wednesday. Flash flooding is a concern.
Surf will remain rough along the coast during this time, making the water extremely dangerous for bathers into the end of the week.
Beachgoers were sent running by a sudden, violent hail storm in Siberia on Sunday.
The first part of this week will feel more like September than the middle of July, typically the hottest time of year, throughout the Midwest.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
The Northeast and mid-Atlantic will be faced with severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours through at least Tuesday before the new week ends on a more refreshing note.
One person was killed and three were injured after a lightning strike at Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday afternoon. This comes one day after another strike occurred in the park on Friday, leaving one woman dead and seven injured.
In the western Pacific, Typhoon Rammasun is on track to hit the Philippines.
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