Tropical Storm Fernand Makes Landfall Near Veracruz

Tropical Storm Fernand has made landfall on Mexico TMs southeastern coast.

The storm came ashore at around midnight central time close to Veracruz, about 600 miles south of Brownsville.

It was packing winds of 50 mph which have since been downgraded.

Residual moisture from the storm is expected to flow into the Rio Grande Valley and increase our chances for rain into today.

Shower and thunderstorm activity will increase through the morning, with light to locally heavy rain possible.

Fernand became the 6th name storm of the Atlantic Tropical Season on Sunday while churning in the waters of the Bay of Campeche and quickly moved west.

The storm has weakened slightly since landfall, however, is still expected to be a big rain maker for Mexico.

The system is expected to drop between 4 and 8 inches around Veracruz, with some isolated amounts closer to a foot.