Tropical Storm Ingrid expected to become hurricane today
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:29:15 GMT —
Tropical Storm Ingrid is nearing hurricane strength, just off the eastern coast of Mexico where a hurricane warning is in place from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.
Ingrid currently has winds sustained at 70 mph, just below the 74 mph hurricane wind threshold.
The National Hurricane Center expects to upgrade the storm by their next advisory based on the current strengthening trend.
Right now, Ingrid is moving slowly to the north at 5 mph, but is expected to take a turn to the northwest then west by Sunday afternoon.
Rainfall and coastal flooding will remain the biggest impacts to our area.
This morning, a Coastal Flood Warning and High Surf Warning went into effect and will continue until 7 pm Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
High swells and some flooding of beaches are possible.
As far as rainfall, expect showers and some thunderstorms to be on the increase through Monday as abundant tropical moisture streams into our area.
The activity will be isolated to scattered Saturday before picking up Sunday.
Highest amounts can be expected closer to the coast, with three to five inches possible over the 72 hour period.
Heavier pockets of rain could produce more, and about two to four inches are expected further west.
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