Tropical Storm Cosme Forms in Pacific Southwest

Tropical Storm Cosme Forms in Pacific Southwest. The tropics are heating up in the Pacific, about 500 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico with the formation of tropical storm Cosme.  The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some strengthening is expected and the storm could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Tropical storm Cosme is moving northwest at about 10 mph (17kph) and is expected to stay away from the country’s coast.  However, strong winds and extremely rough and dangerous surf will put shipping interests at risk.  Residents, beachgoers, swimmers, surfers and vacationers are urged to stay out of the water as onshore winds and ocean swells will continue the threat for high waves, high tides, and deadly rip currents.  In particular, in Manzanillo, waves heights could approach 15 feet Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mexico will see heavy rain in its southern coast, from Manzanillo to Acapulco to Puerto Vallarta.  Heavy rains and flooding are a concern.

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Antigua Guatemala – Lake Atitlan
Daytime: A mash up of clouds and sunny periods, with a scattering of thunderstorms. High is looking like it will be 79F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Odds of rain today are 40%.
Nighttime: Changeable clouds with t-storms, especially in the evening. Low is expected to come in at 60F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Odds of rain are consistent at 40%.
Flores Guatemala – If you’re going to Tikal Guatemala to see awesome Maya ruins.
Daytime: Changing cloud patterns with a scattering of t-storms. High 93F will liquid-breathe like 111F with the humidity. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Odds of rain looking like a steady 40%.
Nighttime:The odd thunderstorms set to rumble this evening. Skies to morph into part cloudy after midnight. Low near 70F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain on the relatively low side at 30%.
Livingston Guatemala – If you’re after a Caribbean experience in Guatemala.
Daytime: Look for orphaned short t-storms. High of 91F will feel like living in warm Jello with the humidity making it 108F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Your odds of rain are 60%.
Nighttime: Here and there short thunderstorms in the evening, then turning partly cloudy after late at night. Low 74F. Winds light and variable with odds on chance of rain 30%.
Monterrico Guatemala – If you’ve got a thing for Pacific beaches that are pristine and hot, hot,hot year-round.
Daytime: 94F with a real feel of 108F, like living in a soup factory. Look for a mostly cloudy day with a shower or thunderstorm looming.
Nighttime: 71F will be the low and the humidity will make it feel like the actual measured temperature. Partly cloudy skies mean that you might get only a fuzzy sighting of the Super Moon.

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