Tropical Storm Andres Becomes First of the Pacific Hurricane Season

Tropical Depression One-E formed early Thursday morning in the eastern Pacific, becoming the first tropical depression of the eastern Pacific season, which runs from May 15 to Nov. 30.

Only a few hours later the depression strengthened into a tropical storm, taking the name Andres as it continued to churn over the open Pacific ocean to the south of Mexico.

Andres is expected to continue strengthening into the weekend and could even become a Category 1 or 2 hurricane as it remains on warm ocean waters with light to moderate wind shear. Eventual weakening is expected by early next . . .

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