Forecasters: 2 cyclones likely on horizon

Two disturbances in the Eastern Pacific have high likelihoods of developing into cyclones in the coming days, according to forecasters from the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Forecasters said Monday afternoon that a low pressure system less than 200 miles south of the southern coast of Mexico continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms. That system has an 80 percent chance of forming a cyclone in the next 48 hours.

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A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so, while the low moves west-northwest at about 10 mph, just offshore and parallel to the coast of Mexico, forecasters said.

Another low pressure system, more than 900 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, is producing “a large area of cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms.”

Forecasters said a tropical depression is likely to form during the next few days as the system moves westward to west-northwestward at about 10 mph.

There is a 60 percent chance that system could form a cyclone within the next 48 hours, and an 80 percent chance of that formation within five days.

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Meanwhile, on the Big Island, recent high temps broke a long-standing record over the weekend.

On Sunday, a high temperature of 88 broke the Aug. 18 record of 87, which was set in 1974.

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