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Tropical Storm Carlos Strengthening Off the Mexican Pacific Coast; Forecast to Become a Hurricane






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June 13, 2015






Highlights:


Tropical Storm Carlos is spinning about 145 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico.


A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Pacific coast of Mexico from Acapulco to Punta San Telmo.


Carlos was named Thursday morning after first forming as Tropical Depression Three-E on Wednesday afternoon.


Carlos is forecast to strengthen a bit more. It could become a Category 1 hurricane this weekend.



This system is currently moving very slowly and will continue its slow movement into Sunday, then move northwest roughly parallel to the coast into early next week.


Rainbands are beginning to spread over portions of the southern coast of Mexico. While the center will likely remain offshore, Carlos is close enough to bring periods of heavy rainfall to much of the Mexican Riviera at times through this weekend.


Swells generated by the slowly strengthening system will generate high surf and rip currents along the Mexican Riviera coast into early next week.




According to hurricane specialist Michael Lowry of The Weather Channel, only four other eastern Pacific hurricane seasons have recorded their third named storm by June 11.

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