Despite steering away from land, Tropical Storm Dalila is still posing dangers to residents along the Mexican coastline.
Tropical Storm Dalila, which took shape on Sunday, will continue to curve away from Mexico through Tuesday. While being spared of the storm's worst impacts, the coastline will not go unscathed.
While currently a tropical storm, Dalila is forecast by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center to reach minimal hurricane strength late Tuesday.
The good news for those along the Mexican coast is that Dalila is very compact, keeping its damaging tropical storm-force winds (winds equal to or greater than 39 mph) offshore.
The same cannot be said for Dalila's flooding rain danger.
Drenching rain and thunderstorms along the outer edge of Dalila will continue to stream across the coastline, in the vicinity of Manzanillo, into Tuesday.
Rainfall totals will average between 2 and 4 inches with locally higher amounts. Flash flooding and mudslides are a significant concern.
Residents and vacationers along this section of Mexico's coast will also encounter rough surf. Tides are expected to run 1 to 3 feet above posted levels through early Tuesday.
Dalila's time as a hurricane, however, will be short-lived as the storm reaches cooler water on Wednesday and a gradual weakening trend quickly commences.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The same system responsible for bringing rain to the Northwest over the weekend will deliver snow to the Rockies and Plains for the start of this week.
Although spring is on the horizon, the detrimental impacts of this year's harsh winter still loom as threats for roof collapses continue.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Philadelphia will continue to experience a taste of spring before colder air and a winter storm arrive at midweek.
New York City will continue to experience a taste of spring before winter makes a comeback at midweek.
Fort Collins, CO (1998)
5 degrees - tied for the coldest reading of the winter - the first winter on record (since 1889) with no 0 degree readings.
Record cold outbreak... 30 degree readings all the way to Southern Louisiana; 40-45 degree readings all the way to Florida.
New England/ New York (1959)
20" of snow; blizzard conditions, transportation paralyzed.