Hurricane Vance continues to churn over the waters of the Eastern Pacific after developing on Thursday afternoon.
Vance intensified to a hurricane Sunday morning as the tropical cyclone passed over the warm waters of the eastern Pacific and in an environment that lacks disruptive wind shear, which can shred apart tropical systems which occurred with Tropical Cyclone Nilofar.
Vance remained over the open waters of the Eastern Pacific since forming last week; however, impacts to Mexico are expected as Vance turns northeast back toward western Mexico through midweek.
The Mexican states of southern Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Jalisco are being put on alert for impacts from Vance as early as Tuesday.
Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta lie within the zone of greatest risk from Vance.
While Vance will be past its peak intensity and rapidly weakening when it approaches Mexico, it should still bring a danger of flooding rain, mudslides and pounding surf.
The latest track of Vance bring it onshore early Thursday morning as a tropical rainstorm. As a result, damaging winds are not expected outside of localized gusts within thunderstorms.
Despite Vance remaining to the north, Manzanillo will still face rough surf and potential downpours.
The impacts from Vance may not stop when it moves into Mexico. Vance’s heavy rain may get drawn across northern Mexico and into Texas during the middle of the week as a cold front pushes through the region.
All residents and visitors in western Mexico should continue to check back with AccuWeather.com as Vance takes shape and more precise details on its impacts unfold.