June 6 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Aletta, the first named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, developed Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.
The center of the storm was located about 410 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. It had 45-mph maximum sustained winds and was moving west at 8 mph, the NHC’s 5 p.m. EDT update said.
The storm currently does not pose a threat to land.
Forecasters expect the storm to strengthen into a hurricane by late Thursday.
The first named storm of the 2018 Eastern Pacific #hurricane season is here, Tropical Storm #Aletta is developing off the coast of #Mexico and currently does not pose a threat to land. Follow it live: https://t.co/P1F11zXUHI pic.twitter.com/D8mJzkLjHk- NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) June 6, 2018