MANZANILLO, Mexico – Tropical Depression Six-E has formed in the Eastern Pacific and is on the verge of becoming the season’s next tropical storm.
The storm's proximity to land could bring heavy rainfall along the southwestern coast of Mexico and the southern portion of Baja California Sur.
The center of Tropical Depression Six-E was located about 350 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of the Baja of California, the National Hurricane Center said.
It's moving toward the northwest near 14 mph with maxim sustained winds of 35 mph. This motion should continue through the weekend, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest early next week, the NHC said.
Once sustained winds reach at least 39 mph around a center of circulation, the NHC will declare the cyclone a tropical storm, and it would earn the name of Eugene.
The storm system could provide the most significant coastal impacts to Mexico since Hurricane Beatriz in late June.
There are no coastal watches or warnings currently in effect.
Forecasters said that due to its proximity to the country, interests from the southwestern coast through southern portions of the Baja California Peninsula should pay close attention to the developing storm system. Impacts would feature heavy rainfall, gusty winds, rough seas and rip currents.
What is Tropical Depression Six-E's projected path?
On the system’s anticipated trajectory, the future cyclone will likely continue to parallel the Mexican coastline over the next week.
Due to hostile atmospheric conditions and much cooler water temperatures, the FOX Forecast Center said the tropical disturbance will likely meet its demise next week.
Forecasters said they’ll continue to track the moisture plume associated with the tropical entity after it degenerates for the possibility of effects along the Pacific coastline.