Tropical Storms Ingrid, Manuel take aim at Mexico
Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:39 -
There's trouble in the tropics with the ninth tropical storm of the Atlantic season swirling in the Gulf of Mexico.
To the south Manuel, the 13th named storm in the Pacific, has formed.
Both are expected to take a swipe at Mexico over the next couple of days.
As a result, tropical storm warnings are in effect for Acapulco to Punta San Telmo on the south side and Coatzacoalcos to Cabo Rojo on the east side.
Coastal communities along both coasts are being advised to monitor the progress of these systems.
Along both coasts, the storms are expected to produce between 250-380 mm of rain, with isolated amounts of 600 mm possible.
"These rains are likely to result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," the centre warns. The Mexican government reported that the rivers Bobos and Coatzacoalcos have reached dangerous levels. Elsewhere, the river Misantla was strong enough to cause a bridge to collapse.
Earlier in the year, tropical storm Fernand moved into Veracruz leading to the loss of 13 lives.
Meanwhile, far out over the Atlantic, Humberto has weakened to a tropical storm and poses no threat to land.
And all eyes are on Gabrielle in Atlantic Canada as the remnants merge with a frontal system there.
TUNE IN: Be sure to tune into The Weather Network on TV as Chris St. Clair and Nathan Coleman continue to bring you the latest updates on Gabrielle.