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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 10:52 AM - A tropical depression is moving toward southern Mexico's Pacific coast, where it's forecast to bring "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides."

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday were near 55 km/h and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression could become a tropical storm later in the day. 

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"A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours," the NHC says.

The depression is expected to produce as much as 250-500 mm of rain over a large part of southern Mexico through Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible over the mountainous terrain of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

"These rains are likely to result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," warns the NHC.

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