Ingrid Becomes Second Hurricane of 2013 Season: NHC

Ingrid became a hurricane Saturday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Ingrid became a hurricane Saturday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

As of 5 p.m., Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as it moved north at 7 mph, about 275 miles southeast of La Pesca, Mexico and about 195 miles east of Tuxpan, Mexico, the NHC said.

A hurricane warning has been issued from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. A tropical storm warning has been issued from North of La Pesca to Bahia Algodones and from South of Cabo Rojo to Tuxpan. The tropical storm warning from Coatzacoalcos to south of Tuxpan has been discontinued.

Ingrid is expected to continue moving north at about 7 mph through Saturday night, the NHC said. A turn toward the northwest and then toward the northwest is anticipated Sunday.

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.

A dangerous storm surge will raise water leves by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast near and to the immediate north of where the center of Ingrid makes landfall.

Meanwhile, Humberto weakened to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday, but is expected to regenerate in the next couple of days, the NHC said.

As of 11 a.m., Humberto's maximum sustained winds were at 40 mph as it moved west-northwest at 13 mph about 980 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Humberto was expected to keep making a gradual turn toward the west-northwest, with a decrease in forward speed in the next couple of days. Redevelopment into a tropical depression or a tropical storm could happen by Monday, according to the NHC.

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