Tropical Depression Two-E could become hurricane by Wednesday
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The early part of the 2012 hurricane season is shaping up as an active one, with yet a third storm forming in the warm tropical Pacific south of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Depression Two-E is already generating sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving slowly westward. But forecasts suggest the track will turn more northward in the next 24 hours, bringing the storm over warmer waters and allowing for strengthening as vertical wind shear decreases.
The storm could reach hurricane strength by Wednesday, and by Thursday, it could be generating winds of 100 mph as it approaches the Mexico coast somewhere south of Cabo Corrientes.
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