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Tropical depression or storm likely on horizon for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Meteorologists are warning about the possible formation of a tropical depression or a tropical storm from a system that has been located off the coast of Quintana Roo. The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of the Government of Mexico says Front No. 4 will remain stationary over the Yucatan Peninsula and interact with a tropical wave and low pressure zone with a 90 percent chance of cyclonic development.

These conditions will cause extraordinary rains in Quintana Roo as well as intense to torrential rains accompanied by electrical activity in the southeast of Mexico and along the Yucatan Peninsula. Likewise, there are conditions for the formation of waterspouts off the coasts of Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

As of 8:00 a.m. Friday, the NOAA reports a 90% chance of further development

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) reports that torrential rains with extraordinary occasional rains greater than 250 mm are expected today for Quintana Roo with wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h and waves of 2 to 4 meters of height along the coasts of Yucatan, Quintana Roo and the western Caribbean Sea.

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