After a lull in activity, the tropics are trying to once again come alive south of Mexico.
The area of low pressure being monitored by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center is located about 650 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.
The low is showing signs that it is attempting to organize into a tropical depression as it churns over the warm waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
However, time and disruptive wind shear (strong winds above the surface) are working against the low.
Since the wind shear is not strong enough to totally rip apart the low, the window of opportunity is still open for the low to overcome the wind shear and develop into a tropical depression.
That window will close Monday as the wind shear increases. Even if a depression takes shape tonight or early Monday, the strengthening wind shear will quickly bring out the depression's demise.
Regardless of whether or not a depression forms, the low is churning westward over the open waters of the eastern Pacific with only shipping interests in its path.
The formation of a depression in the eastern Pacific would be the first organized tropical system since Hurricane Bud roamed the waters off the southern Mexican coast in late May.
The Atlantic Basin, meanwhile, remains free of tropical systems with strong wind shear also in place.
Severe weather has started to fire off in the southern and central Plains, bringing the possibility of isolated tornadoes to the region.
A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas and Kansas.
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
A slow-moving low pressure system will make residents of the Northwest reach for their raincoats and umbrellas each day through the remainder of the week.
Surviving a flight in the wheel well of a commercial aircraft is possible, but highly unlikely due to subzero temperatures and thinner air than what is found at the peak of Mount Everest.
With a growing demand among young adults to live in more connected, urban communities, it remains unclear if they will make the push toward a more environmentally sustainable future.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1994)
4" of rain.
State College, PA (1996)
75 mph wind gust during a severe thunderstorm.
Rochester, NY (1885)
A high of 90 degrees.