Tropical Storm Dora is tracking parallel to Mexico's Pacific coast where heavy rain will be a threat before the storm moves farther out to sea. Dora originally formed as Tropical Depression Four-E on Saturday night before being elevated to tropical storm status early Sunday.
Low wind shear and warm sea-surface temperatures are allowing Dora to strengthen in the near term. Dora could become the first hurricane of the 2017 eastern Pacific season by Monday. Weakening is then forecast to occur Tuesday into Wednesday as Dora encounters cooler waters.
No watches or warnings are in effect as Dora is expected to remain far enough away from Mexico's Pacific coast that locally heavy rain will be the primary threat.
Here's the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
Current Storm Status
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