Tropical storm Douglas, which formed in the eastern Pacific off the Mexican coast, is moving northwest with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, or mph, and does not pose a direct threat to land, the National Hurricane Center, or NHC, said in an advisory Monday night.
The storm, which was located about 450 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, is moving at a speed of 8 mph, the NHC reported. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in the areas, but, according to NHC, there is a possibility that it might pick up speed over the next few days.
"Douglas is already moving over cooler ocean water, which should put a cap on its strengthening," the Weather Network reported, citing Weather.com. "However, a lack of wind shear may allow Douglas to strengthen a bit through Tuesday or Wednesday, before a slow weakening takes Douglas to a remnant low late this week."
Meanwhile, another tropical storm, Elida, formed Monday about 120 miles off the coast of Manzanillo, Mexico, generating risky ocean surf and heavy rain. Elida is moving west-northwest, parallel to the coast of Mexico, at a speed of 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.
Elida is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 inches to 6 inches over western portions of the Mexican states of Michoacan and Colima, and also over the southwest portion of Jalisco, according to The Washington Post.