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Tropical Storm Boris weakens as it hits Mexico's southern coast with flooding rains

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 9:29 AM - After strengthening briefly into a tropical storm Tuesday, Boris has weakened to a tropical depression once again.

Still, the storm continues to drench eastern Mexico with as much as 500 mm of rain possible through Saturday.

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According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, over 200 mm has already fallen on the coastal town of Tonala.

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

The government of Mexico has discontinued all tropical storm warnings, but is urging residents to use precautions as this is still an extremely dangerous storm.

The NHC predicts the storm will begin weakening once ashore and said it probably would largely dissipate Wednesday night after cutting across the narrow Tehuantepec isthmus toward the Gulf of Mexico.

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