Tropical Storm Fernand dissipated over Mexico Monday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. At 4 p.m. CDT, the remnants of Fernand were at latitude 20.6 north, longitude 98.5 west, about 75 miles or 125 kilometers west-southwest of Tuxpan, Mexico. Forecasters say top sustained winds were down to 30 miles per hour, or 45 kilometers per hour. Minimum central pressure was at 1009 millibars or 29.80 inches. Showers and thunderstorms of the once-tropical storm were moving mostly to the west-northwest around 9 miles per hour or 15 kilometers per hour, and forecasters said they expect that activity to continue for the next day or so.
Forecasters also continued to warn of rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches over Veracruz, Hidalgo, northern Puebla, southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Forecasters also revised their rainfall estimate that some isolated locations could receive, up to around 15 inches of rain. Forecasters also warn that the rains could cause, “…life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.”
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