With today's look at the Tropics, there's now activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific to keep an eye on. Over in the Atlantic waters, there's a broad area of t-storms in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. That's due to a wave coming out of northwest Venezuela and a few other systems east of Nicaragua. With this system expected to move northwest, some limited development could be possible by the end of the week. For now, the chances of this developing into at least a depression sits at 20%. We'll see what it can do.
Over in the Pacific, the last advisory on Aletta was issued earlier this afternoon. This system is still holding onto 35 mph wind speeds as of the 4 PM Advisory. It will continue to dissipate as it drifts off to the west-southwest. Off to the southeast, Hurricane Bud is looking a bit impressive. It was a Category 3 Hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 120 mph as of the 4 PM Advisory. As it continues to move northwest, it'll weaken to a Category 2 as we head toward the end of Tuesday. By the middle and end of the week, it'll continue to weaken to a Tropical Storm and eventually a Depression before it works over the Baja Peninsula and the Gulf of California.
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