June 9 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Aletta continued to weaken Sunday after becoming a Category 4 storm as Bud developed
Aletta, off the Mexican coast, poses no threat to land. On Saturday, the storm began to weaken and was on the low end of a Category 2 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The center of the storm was located about 565 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California. It had 50 mph maximum sustained winds and was moving west at 6 mph, the NHC’s 5 a.m. EDT update said.
There were no watches or warnings in place.
The NHC said Aletta could degenerate into a remnant low withing the next day or so.
The NHC said Aletta became a hurricane 19 days before the average date of the first eastern Pacific hurricane, which is June 26.
Also, Tropical Storm Bud formed Saturday night and is spinning off the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The storm was about 305 miles south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and about 525 miles south-southeast of the Cabo Corrientes, according to the NHC update at 5 a.m. EDT. Maximum sustained winds were 50 mph and the storm was traveling northwest at 9 mph.
No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.
Strengthening is forecast, and Bud is expected to become a hurricane late Sunday or early Monday.