Tropical storm warnings for parts of the Texas and Mexico coast


MIAMI (AP) – Tropical storm warnings have been issued for part of the lower Gulf Coast of Texas and part of the northeast coast of Mexico as forecasts indicate that an offshore disturbance will become a tropical storm. in the next few hours. United States

MIAMI (AP) —

Tropical storm warnings were issued for part of the lower Gulf Coast of Texas and part of the northeast coast of Mexico, as an offshore disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm in the coming months. hours.

The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found sustained winds reaching nearly 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts in the system . It was located in the gulf about 400 miles (640 kilometers) south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande.

The center said slow strengthening is expected and the disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm by Saturday. He said the system was moving northwest at 14 mph (22 kph) amid forecasts of a possible weekend landfall in northeastern Mexico, the Miami advisory said. .

The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm warning for its coast from the Gulf of Boca de Catan north to the mouth of the Rio Grande amid forecasts of a possible landfall in northeastern Mexico. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for the lower Texas coast from Port Mansfield south to the mouth of the Rio Grande.

Forecasters said the potential tropical cyclone could produce total rainfall of 3 to 6 inches with isolated totals of 8 inches along parts of Mexico’s east coast from northern sections of Veracruz state across the State of Tamaulipas.

Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches (2.5 cm to 7.5 cm) with higher isolated amounts are possible in extreme southern Texas, the hurricane center advisory said. He said the rainfall could produce flash flooding and life-threatening landslides and extend into far southern Texas.

The Associated Press

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