Matthew drenches southern Mexico as it loses punch over land; Lisa weakens over open AtlanticBy AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Weakening Matthew drenches southern Mexico
MIAMI — Matthew is drenching southeastern Mexico a day after it weakened to a tropical depression.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami say Matthew has maximum sustained winds of about 30 mph (45 kph), and is expected to continue losing strength.
Matthew was located about 85 miles (135 kph) southeast of Villahermosa, Mexico, early Sunday and was moving to the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).
However, the storm’s movement is expected to slow Sunday, allowing it to drop 6-10 inches of rain over portions of Guatemala and extreme southern Mexico. The storm could bring flash floods and mud slides.
Meanwhile, far from land in the open Atlantic, Lisa weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph). Further weakening is expected.
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