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

In an 8 a.m. advisory today, the Hurricane Center said, "a broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea or Central America late this week or this weekend".

Tropical Storm Calvin formed Monday in the Pacific Ocean off southern Mexico and was heading toward likely landfall along a stretch of the Oaxaca state coast that is home to beach communities popular with tourists.

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center said there was "moderate" confidence a tropical depression or storm could form. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a look at the depression just prior to its classification as a tropical storm. The rains could well result in "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the NHC said. On Monday afternoon, Calvin was about 70 miles (113 km) east-southeast of the coastal town of Puerto Angel in southern Mexico, according to the Miami-based NHC.

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

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Tropical Depression 3E briefly strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Calvin before it made landfall in southwestern Mexico.

A tropical storm warning remained in effect for the coast from Salina Cruz to Laguna de Chacahua, and the center said further heavy rains and flooding were expected. "Maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles per hour with higher gusts", the NHC said in a statement.

Check back with us at weather.com for updates on this system.

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