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East Pacific Hurricane Basin

Sep 25, 2018

A broad area of low pressure that AccuWeather has been monitoring over the last couple of days has become better organized and is now a tropical depression about 350 miles southwest of Mexico. This system will move over warm waters and through an area of low wind shear, which should allow it to strengthen into a tropical storm later today or tonight. This system will be named Rosa once it reaches tropical storm strength. Further strengthening is likely by the end of the week and this system is expected to become a hurricane Thursday. As this system moves even more to the north this weekend, it will move over progressively cooler waters. It is too early to know exactly where the system will track, but there is the potential it can eventually move into northern Mexico and the southwestern United States early next week.

We are watching another area of low pressure about 1,600 miles southwest of Hawaii. There is some potential that this system will become more organized later this week.

By AccuWeather meteorologist Steve Travis

Tropical News

North Carolina woman charged after practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering pets during Florence
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Tropical downpours to approach Florence-ravaged areas this week
Tropical downpours to approach Florence-ravaged areas this week
September 24, 2018; 10:47 AM
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September 24, 2018; 10:18 AM
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Dangerous Super Typhoon Trami to threaten Taiwan, Japan this week
Dangerous Super Typhoon Trami to threaten Taiwan, Japan this week
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President Trump visits Florence-ravaged Carolinas, reassures residents that federal government is 'ready to help'
President Trump visits Florence-ravaged Carolinas, reassures residents that federal government is 'ready to help'
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Atlantic hurricane season ramps up again with development of Leslie, Kirk
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'There is still more of hurricane season to go': Expert warns another tropical threat may make US landfall
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Japan, Taiwan on alert as Super Typhoon Trami strengthens
Japan, Taiwan on alert as Super Typhoon Trami strengthens
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The newest storm in the western Pacific Ocean will track through the Philippine Sea, continuing to gather strength before impacting land later in the week.
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In case you missed it: Florence leaves devastating flooding in Carolinas; Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut creates apocalyptic scenes in Philippines, China
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2018 East Pacific Tropical Storms

TD 1E ALETTA BUD CARLOTTA Daniel EMILIA FABIO GILMA TD 9E HECTOR Ileana JOHN KRISTY LANE MIRIAM Norman Olivia Paul TD 19E TD 20E

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TARA

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