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Distant weather pattern reduced in East Pacific

July 5, 2017 - 1:39pm

KAILUA-KONA — National Hurricane Center forecasters continue to monitor distant disturbed weather patterns in the Eastern Pacific.

The Miami-based forecasters said Wednesday showers and thunderstorms have decreased during the past several hours in association with a low pressure system located about 600 miles southwest of the Baja California peninsula.

This low is beginning to move into less favorable environmental conditions, and the chances of this system becoming a tropical depression are decreasing. The low is expected to move westward at 10 to 15 mph during the next few days.

The formation chance through five days is listed at medium, about 60 percent.

A broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico, is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

Environmental conditions are forecast to be favorable for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression this weekend while the disturbance moves generally westward to west-northwestward at about 10 mph.

The formation chance through five days is high at 70 percent.

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