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Forecasters keep eye on distant Pacific weather patterns

July 5, 2017 - 1:31pm

KAILUA-KONA — National Hurricane Center forecasters said there are distant disturbed weather patterns in the Eastern Pacific.

The Miami-based forecasters said Tuesday showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area located about 500 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula continue to show signs of organization.

This system still has the potential to become a tropical depression during the next day or two before it moves westward into a less favorable environment.

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

A broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico, continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to be favorable for development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression late this week or this weekend while the disturbance moves generally westward at about 10 mph.

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

A third area of disturbed weather is located over the far eastern North Pacific, a few hundred miles south of the coast of El Salvador. Development, if any, of this system should be slow to occur while it moves westward to west-northwestward well south of the coasts of of Central America and Mexico.

The formation chance through five days is low at 20 percent.

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