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Weather Blog: First Pacific Storm Of The Hurricane Season

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:37 PM

A sign that the tropics may be heating up this year is evident in the Pacific waters with the formation of Tropical Storm Agatha. This is the first storm of the season and it could be a significant rain maker for the lush tropical rain forests of central America. Guatemala was the first to feel the torrential downpours. The storm has been downgraded to a depression but will pack a wallop of rain as it tracks slowly Northeast through the end of Memorial Day weekend.

If the storm survives its trek across the rugged terrain of Guatemala and Mexico it's possible according to hurricane computer models that it could emerge in the gulf of Mexico. There the warm gulf waters could restrengthen the tropical system sometime next week. In the meantime a rather hot holiday weekend continues with hit or miss isolated storms forming late in the day Sunday and on Memorial Day. . . highs will be in the mid to low 90s.

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