Tropical Depression Nine-E
A new tropical depression, dubbed Tropical Depression Nine-E, formed in the eastern Pacific to the southwest of the Baja Peninsula early Thursday morning, August 22. It is currently located 390 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the center of the storm isn’t projected to hit land within the next 48 hours.
The storm has reached maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, and is moving north-northwest at 6 miles per hour, moving into an area of high pressure and low jet stream. Nine-E is expected to slightly increase in forward speed within the next few days.
Forecasters predict that the storm will strengthen to tropical storm status by late Thursday evening or Friday morning, August 23 to become Tropical Storm Ivo, however may see some weakening as early as Saturday as the storm passes through cooler water and stable air mass. As it moves northward, parallel to the Baja peninsula, TD Nine-E could cause showers and moisture, with possible flooding, in the southwestern U.S. through the weekend and into next week.
Stay updated on Tropical Depression Nine-E as it begins to strengthen at national-hurricane-center.org.