Tropical Storm Earl: Friday Night Update

Earl is making landfall southeast of Veracruz, Mexico.  Torrential rains could produce flash floods and mudslides.

The center of Tropical Storm Earl is about 25 miles southeast of Veracruz, Mexico ~ near Latitude 19.0 North, longitude 95.9 West.  Earl is moving toward the west near 8 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or so.  On this forecast track, Earl will move inland between Veracruz and Alvarado in the Mexican state of Veracruz within the next hour.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60mph.  Rapid weakening is expected to begin once the storm moves inland.

Earl could drop as much as 8 to 12 inches of rain with isolated amounts up to 18 inches.

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