Published July 03, 2013
While Dalila crawls away from land, a new tropical storm is attempting to form south of Mexico.
Dalila remains a hurricane, spinning more than 200 miles off the coast of southwestern Mexico. Located about 900 miles to the southeast is the other area being monitored by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
Dalila will continue to spin away from mainland Mexico, eventually reaching cooler waters and weakening later this week.
Rough surf and rip currents will remain a concern along the Mexican southwestern coastline, near Manzanillo, through late Thursday as Dalila's flooding rain and damaging winds stay well offshore.
With the demise of Dalila on the horizon, attention is now turning to an area of low pressure spinning several hundred miles south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
Conditions are becoming more conducive for that low to intensify into a tropical depression during the next day or two. The warm waters off the Mexican coast should then help the system continue strengthening into a tropical storm.
The next tropical storm in the eastern Pacific will acquire the name "Erick."
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center expects this system to track northwestward through the weekend with its center, heaviest rain and strongest winds remaining offshore.
Its outer rain bands may still graze the southern Mexican coastline, accompanied by flooding downpours. That is especially true where the system will pass closest to land, likely from Acapulco to Manzanillo.
The system will also prolong the rough surf and rip current danger that was kicked up by Dalila along the south-central and southwestern coast, creating hazards to both residents and vacationers.