The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four tropical waves in the Atlantic basin and a tropical storm in the Pacific.
Pacific – Location: 535 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California; Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph ; Movement: west-northwest at 14 mph; Next advisory: 5 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Alvin was 535 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
Alvin is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next day or so.
A turn toward the west is expected by late Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. Weakening is expected to begin Friday, and Alvin is forecast to become a remnant low Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center.
There are four tropical waves in the Atlantic basin today, according to NASA’s hurricane web page.
One is in the eastern Atlantic, one in Central Atlantic, and two are in the Caribbean Sea.
Satellite images continue to show dust blowing off Africa’s western coast.
No tropical disturbances are expected in the next 48 hours.
Dry air is surrounding the tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean, limiting development, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The waves in the western Caribbean may have contributed to strong to gale-force winds over the Central Caribbean overnight, the Hurricane Center said.