Adrian Update: 9:43pm EDT
The first tropical storm of the season in the eastern Pacific has formed. It is named Adrian and is located a few hundred miles south of Guatemala. Upper-level steering winds are pulling the storm toward the coast of Central America though, and Adrian is expected to make landfall along the coast of El Salvador later Thursday. The steering winds are not expected to change much into the weekend, so Adrian should remain on a northeasterly path. Although it will weaken considerable crossing the mountainous terrain of Central America, its moisture and at least some of its energy are expected to emerge into the western Caribbean Friday, and it could bring heavy rain toward Cuba this weekend.