Tropical Storm Ileana had been projected to reach hurricane force while marching northwestward parallel to Mexico's southwestern coast, bringing heavy surf, but forecasters said the storm was no longer expected to strengthen and should dissipate by late Tuesday because of the effects of the larger Hurricane John.
There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect.More news: Former Trump campaign staffer admits financial crimes
Farther west was recently formed Tropical Storm Kristy, which had sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and could become a hurricane.
Hurricane season runs through November 30.
The Tropical Meteorology Team at Colorado State University recently adjusted its forecast for the 2018 season, predicting a below-average number of storms.More news: Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino
There have been three named Atlantic storms this year: Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in May, followed by hurricanes Beryl and Chris.
The center of the storm will pass between 100 and 150 miles south of South Point sometime during the day on Wednesday, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
The reason for the below-average forecast? Warm ocean temperatures and strong wind shear are contributing to the lack of activity.More news: USA candidates in tight race in hotly contested OH election
Still, late August and September are the most active times of hurricane season - and it only takes one storm to impact many people.