Tropical depression 4-E has now taken shape in the South Eastern Pacific. Presently, it is centered less than 300 miles to the Southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. The storm is expected to track to the Northwest for the next 3 days, moving closer to the border of Mexico as it moves to the north. The storm will provide lots of rain from Acapulco to as far north as Baja California. The storm is expected to provide lots of flooding from just south of Tecoman, and as northward to Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta San Blas to Mazatlan. The wind speed of the storm is expected to reach as high as 70 MPH with wind gusts up to 85 MPH. The storm may reach hurricane strength as early as Tuesday, when it is expected only 150 miles offshore from Puerto Vallarta. One it reaches that strength off the shores of Puerto Vallarta, it is expected to turn to the west and head out to sea. But before it does, it will provide torrential rains up to at least 15 inches. Again, there will be lots of flooding along the coastline, high waves and erosion along the coast.
Further updates will be coming between 6-8 hours on a continuous basis until the storm heads out to sea and again it is very important for people living along the border from Zihuatanejo northward to Mazatlan to move out of the way of the sea swells that will inevitability wash on shore. High flood waters will affect dwellings along the Pacific Ocean.