Eye on the Tropics

Tropical Depression Andres is the first system of the season to form in the Pacific

ORLANDO, Fla — 5 p.m. Monday update:

Tropical Storm Andres has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

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While the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1, things are getting started just a bit earlier in the Eastern Pacific.

May 15 is the official start date for the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, which includes the west coast of North America and Mexico. But a storm has already formed in the Pacific off the southwest coast of Mexico.

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The storm, which formed Sunday, is now the earliest named storm to form in the Eastern Tropical Pacific on record.

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Its official name is Tropical Storm Andres.

Tropical Storm Andres is moving away from the Mexico mainland and should weaken as it moves further away from the coastline.

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