MIAMI, Florida (CBSMiami) - Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken Monday as it treks westward over Mexico.
At 8 a.m., the center of the system was about 95 miles northwest of
Veracruz, Mexico. Fernand had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it
moved to the west-northwest at 9 mph. This motion is expected to
continue over the next day or so.
As the system moves over the interior of Mexico is will weaken and is
forecast to become a tropical depression later in the day and nothing
more than a post-tropical remnant by this evening.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast of Mexico from Veracruz north to Barra de Nautla.
Fernand is expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rain over Veracruz,
Hidalgo, Northern Puebla, southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis
Potosi with isolated maximum amounts near 12 inches. The rain could
cause life threatening flash floods or mud slides.
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