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Elida and Douglas in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storms Douglas and Elida continue to churn over the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Tuesday.

Douglas remains several hundred miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California as it tracks toward the west-northwest.

Douglas will continue on this track the next several days, keeping the tropical system away from any land and eventually weakening later this week as it interacts with much cooler water.

Elida was meandering just west of Mexico on Tuesday morning, and a general south to southeast drift is expected into Tuesday night before a turn more toward the west begins.

Elida will remain within 150 miles of the Mexico coastline through Wednesday enhancing rainfall across the states of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan. Rainfall through Wednesday will generally average 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) although isolated amounts up to 200 mm (8 inches) will be possible.

Flash flooding remains the greatest threat through Wednesday, although isolated mudslides can occur in areas that get the heaviest rainfall.

Damaging winds are not expected to be widespread; however, isolated damaging wind gusts will be possible in any thunderstorms.

Elida will continue to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the southwest coast of Mexico the next several days, so any beachgoers should use extreme caution.

Elida will then track more quickly westward later this week ending the threat for any flooding across southwest Mexico.