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Tropical Storm Calvin forms off southern Mexico in Pacific

Tropical Storm Calvin forms off southern Mexico in Pacific

Tropical Storm Calvin forms off southern Mexico in Pacific

The third eastern Pacific tropical system of the year has formed, threatening southern Mexico with gusty winds and flooding rainfall into the middle of the week. Current Status. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) estimates that the center of Calvin is at approximately 16.18°N, 96.18°W, about 45 mi (70 km) NNE of Puerto Angel Mexico.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect along the southeastern Mexican coast.

Tropical Depression Three-E is expected to move slowly northwestward and move inland along the coast of southern Mexico by early Tuesday morning.

"Late Sunday afternoon, an area of tropical low pressure south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec became better organized into Tropical Depression 3-E", said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Frank Strait.

Regardless of the system's strength, heavy rain is the main threat to Mexico and southern Guatemala.

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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.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) but was expected to weaken as it continued heading inland.

Forecasters said Calvin is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of rain across Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas states with higher isolated accumulations possible, threatening landslides and flash floods.

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