Tropical storm warning in effect from Mazatlan to Topolobampo

As the storm swirls off the coast of Mexico, Hurricane Vance has shown signs of weakening. Early Tuesday, the US National Hurricane Center said Vance’s maximum sustained winds have decreased and showed signs of continual weakening as it made its way through the Pacific.

Although the hurricane continues to weaken, a tropical storm watch is now in effect along Mexico’s Pacific coast from Mazatlan to Topolobampo. Tropical Storm Vance is swirling toward land from about 405 miles (650 kms) southwest of Mazatlan, making its way northeast at about 13 mph (20 kph).

Area residents can expect Vance to bring between 4 and 8 inches of rain with isolated rainfall nearing 12 inches into Wednesday. Due to the heavy rains, there is a possibility of life-threatening mud slides and flash floods. For continued updates, check Vance’s progress at National Weather Service.

 

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