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Sunday evening Tropics check (09/14/2014)

Hurricane Odile
Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-14 17:40:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Two hurricanes are being watched closely right now. One in the open Atlantic and one threatening Baja California in the eastern Pacific.

Hurricane Edouard is in the open Atlantic and will not threaten the U.S., though it looks to strengthen into a category 3 hurricane this week.

Hurricane Odile is a category 3 in the eastern Pacific moving northwest virtually parallel to the coast of Mexico and it looks like the eye wall of the storm might strike (possibly at category 4 strength) the east coast of Baja California early Monday morning. It is a particularly dangerous storm regardless of if the eye wall hits the coast directly or not.

There is also a depression in the east Pacific alopng with a strong disturbance likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next few days.

The Atlantic, with the exception of Edouard, is quiet.

-- Alex Cordero