A tropical storm formed in the Eastern Pacific late Monday afternoon, July 7. The new storm is named Fausto and is the sixth tropical disturbance in the Eastern Pacific for the 2014 Hurricane Season.
Shortly after the storm was upgraded to tropical storm status, Fausto strengthened a little as it moved westward at 14 miles per hour. Currently the storm is around 1,265 miles southwest off the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds have reached 45 miles per hour.
Over the next 48 hours, Tropical Storm Fausto is expected to turn west-northwest with an increase in forward speed as well as in wind speed.
Fausto isn’t expected to reach landfall and therefore no coastal watches or warnings have been placed in the Eastern Pacific. Tropical storm force winds reach 80 miles from the center of the storm.