Tropical Storm Lorena Still Churning South of Baja

As Tropical Depression Gabrielle weakens in the Atlantic, the Eastern Pacific is picking up pace.

Tropical Storm Lorena continues to move slowly northwestward toward the southern tip of the Baja of California.

It is the fourth system to form in the Eastern Pacific in roughly the same area this season, preceding Hurricane Erick and tropical storms Ivo and Juliette.

“It is unusual to have four storms form in such a short period of time,” AccuWeather’s Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski. “It is not unheard of, but unusual.”

The storm has the potential to strengthen but, because it is so close to land, it will probably not strengthen quickly.