Tropical storms in East Pacific could become hurricanes this weekend
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Tropical storms in East Pacific could become hurricanes this weekend

  • EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER

    A composite satellite image shows Post-Tropical Cyclone Estelle, upper left, Tropical Storm Georgette, center, and Tropical Storm Frank this morning.

  • NOAA/GOES WEST

    This composite satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Darby approaching the Big Island (left). What’s left of former Tropical Storm Estelle is northeast of Darby. Tropical Storm Georgette is southeast of Estelle’s remnants and southwest of Tropical Storm Frank (right), near Mexico.

  • NOAA / GOES WEST This composite satellite image of the Central and East Pacific shows Tropical Storm Darby near Hawaii island (left), remnants of former Tropical Storm Estelle northeast of Darby, Tropical Storm Georgette southeast of Estelle and Tropical Storm Frank south of Baja California this morning.

Two more tropical cyclones are spinning in the East Pacific, while former Tropical Storm Estelle weakened to a post-tropical cyclone.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect Georgette, the seventh named storm of the season, to become a hurricane today or tonight. It strenghtened this morning and now has sustained winds of 70 mph.

The storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph about 1,020 miles southwest of Baja California.

Tropical Storm Frank appears to be headed up the coast of Mexico and will likely reach hurricane status on Sunday. It is sending large surf to the Mexican states of Baja California and Sinaloa.

At 11 a.m. Frank had sustained winds of 65 mph about 410 miles west of Manzanillo, Mexico and 265 miles south of Baja California.

The current track of Frank has it passing south of Baja California and is no longer expected to reach hurricane strength.

What’s left of Estelle has weakened to the point where it is no longer being tracked by the hurricane center.

Georgette and what’s left of Estelle are too far away to predict if they will have any affect on Hawaii’s weather.

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