Tropical Storm Calvin forms in Pacific, hits southern Mexico

At 5 p.m. EDT the National Hurricane Center or NHC noted that Calvin strengthened into the third tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the Central Atlantic on April 20 and remained far out at sea, but it was only the second recorded instance of a tropical storm forming in April. As showers and storms continue to impact the area, flooding will be a concern through Tuesday.

"Late Sunday afternoon, an area of tropical low pressure south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec became better organized into Tropical Depression 3-E", said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Frank Strait.

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

The hurricane center said locally heavy rain is the primary threat this system will bring to southern Mexico, where several inches of rain are possible in coming days.

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Five to 10 inches of rainfall are forecast across southern Guatemala and the Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero, with isolated amounts up to 20 inches possible. Up to 6 inches of rain is expected to fall in the states of Tabasco, Morelos, Mexico and Michoacán.

Tropical-storm-force winds - 39 miles per hour or greater - should subside by early Tuesday morning.

Additional weakening is forecast, and Calvin is expected to dissipate over the mountainous terrain of southern Mexico later today, June 13.

  • Regina Walsh