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Forecasters monitoring disturbed weather in Eastern Pacific

June 10, 2017 - 1:52pm

KAILUA-KONA — Forecasters on Saturday were keeping tabs on an area of showers and thunderstorms organizing off the southern coast off Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the area of low pressure, located a couple hundred miles south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, is expected to gradually develop during the next couple of days as it moves west-northwest toward the Mexico coast.

It has a 50 percent chance of forming into a tropical cyclone by Thursday, according to forecasters.

Meanwhile, no tropical cyclone formation is expected in the Central Pacific through Monday, according to forecasters at the Honolulu-based Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

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