A tropical depression that has been spinning about in the eastern Pacific southwest of Mexico has developed into Tropical Storm Blanca. Currently located about 520 miles south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, the tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. With a minimum central pressure of 1003 mb or 29.62″, it is moving to the west-northwest at 15 mph.
Because the storm is moving away from the North American coast, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, the agency tasked with tracking and forecasting the storm, a slower west-northwestward to northwestward motion is expected during the next few days. While maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts now, additional strengthening is expected tonight and Tuesday, followed by slow weakening on Wednesday and Thursday.
Over time, Blanca is expected to dissipate over the eastern Pacific and not pose any threats to Mexico or Hawaii.