Published: June 12,2017
Tropical Storm Calvin has formed and is moving very slowly near the Pacific coast of Mexico, where heavy rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides early this week.
Here's the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
Current Storm Status
Little change in strength is expected until landfall, and weakening will occur after the storm's center moves inland.
Tropical-storm-force winds – 39 mph or greater – have likely begun over portions of the warning area but should subside by early Tuesday morning.
Tropical Storm Watches/Warnings
Five to 10 inches of rainfall are forecast across the Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero, with isolated amounts up to 20 inches possible. More than 6 inches have already fallen in Oaxaca and Salina Cruz in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Calvin is also expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Veracruz, as well as in southern Guatemala. More than 5 inches have fallen in the city of Veracruz, as of late Monday afternoon.
These rainfall totals could lead to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in some areas into midweek.
Rainfall Forecast Through Wednesday
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