On this Friday evening over the eastern North Pacific Ocean, the shower and thunderstorm activity in association with a broad area of low pressure, located a couple of hundred miles south of the coasts of Central America and southern Mexico, is becoming better organized. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development and a tropical depression could form during this weekend before the system moves northward and inland over Central America or southern Mexico. It has a medium (60 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and a high (70 percent) chance during the next five days.
Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce heavy rainfall over portions of Central America and southern Mexico during this weekend and early next week. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain. See products from your local meteorological service for additional information. www.hurricanes.gov