Tropical Storm Ingrid Forms, Humberto Weakens

Tropical Storm Ingrid formed Friday as Humberto weakened.

Tropical Storm Ingrid 11 pm Friday
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Ingrid formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

As of 11 p.m., Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as it remained stationary about 65 miles east of Veracruz, Mexico and about 185 miles southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, according to the NHC.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Coatzacoalcos to Cabo Rojo, meaning tropical storm conditions are expected in the area within 12-24 hours. A hurricane watch is in effect from north of Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. The storm will approach the coast in that area on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm is expected to produce 10-15 inches of rain over a large part of eastern Mexico with isolated amounts around 25 inches possible. The rains could result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Ingrid is expected to begin drifting north on Saturday, and be very close to the Mexican coast in the tropical storm warning area during the next day or so.

Some strengthening is forecast for the next 48 hours, and the storm is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Meanwhile, Humberto weakened to a tropical storm Friday morning and lost even more strength as the day went on, the NHC said.

As of 11 p.m., Humberto's maximum sustained winds were at 45 mph as it moved west at 9 mph about 840 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Humberto was expected to make a gradual turn toward the west-northwest by Saturday afternoon or evening. Additional weakening was forecast for the next 48 hours, with Humberto expected to become a remnant low on Saturday, according to the NHC.

A third system, Gabrielle, ceased to be a tropical cyclone and degenerated into a trough of low pressure Friday, according to the NHC.

As of 5 p.m., Gabrielle's remnants had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and were moving north-northeast at 35 mph about 320 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Mass. and 180 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

No coastal warnings or watches were in effect, but the remnants were expected to bring 2-4 inches of rain to parts of Atlantic Canada over the next day or so.

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