Tropical Depression 5-E, still far away in Eastern Pacific, continues movement toward Central Pacific

National Weather Service map Tropical Depression Five-E, still far away in the Eastern Pacific, is forecast to continue moving westward toward Hawaii and to become a hurricane in the middle of this week.

A new tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific is forecast to intensify significantly.

At 5 p.m. today, Tropical Depression Five-E is located about 250 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are at 35 mph, and the storm is moving to the west-northwest at about 14 mph. This motion is expected to continue with a gradual turn to west-southwest by midweek.

Strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and the system could become a hurricane by the middle part of this week, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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