Tropical Storm Carlos creeping slowly over Pacific

Carlos is the third hurricane of the Pacific storm season, following Andres, which never made landfall, and Blanca, which weakened to a tropical storm when it reached Baja California peninsula on Monday.

Strong wind shear, winds higher in the atmosphere that tear storms apart, and dry air coming off the Sahara Desert of Africa will continue to provide unfavorable strengthening conditions for tropical waves pushing from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Sea.

With the heaviest rains moving off to the east the area is clear of flash flood warnings.

A worker dismantles beach furniture taking precautions for the possible arrival of tropical storm Carlos, at Santa Lucia Bay in Acapulco, Mexico, on June 12, 2015.

MEXICO CITY Tropical storm Carlos formed off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Thursday and was forecast to become a hurricane by Friday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK — At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Carlos was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 100.6 West. Carlos is presently stationary, and only a slow movement to the west-northwest is expected over the next couple of days. It said that no watches or warnings were in effect.

Forecasters said the system is expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by late Sunday.

Ocean swells associated with Carlos are expected to increase near the coast of southern Mexico during the next few days.



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