A tropical depression has formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico, one day before the eastern Pacific hurricane season officially begins.
Tropical Depression One-E is located in the Pacific Ocean about 580 miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. On Monday morning, the depression had sustained winds of 35 mph.
The depression formed one day ahead of the official start of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, which is Tuesday, May 15.
The depression could pick up strength as it moves to the west. If the depression continues to strengthen, it could gain tropical storm status and become Tropical Storm Aletta later this week.
The depression is forecast to veer west, away from the Mexican shore, before weakening in the next few days.