The Pacific coast of Mexico is scheduled to be hit on Tuesday by two storms in its path, both with distinctive features.
The largest of the two storms is Hurricane Willa, currently about 300 km southwest of Mazatlan in Mexico, with winds that reach 230 kilometers per hour.
Initially labeled as a Category 5 storm, Willa weakened slightly and is now a category 4, but it remains an "extremely dangerous" storm. Before making landfall later on Tuesday, it is expected to weaken further to a category 3 or category 2 strong storm.
But the US National Hurricane Center UU He warned that it is still likely to bring "storm surges, winds and rains" that threaten life in parts of central-western and southwestern Mexico.
Willa emerged from a tropical wave of the Atlantic on October 14, organizing in a low pressure area southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. After several days of meandering over Belize, he moved to the Pacific on October 17 and reached its peak five days later.
Torrential rains are forecast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, with an estimated total of up to 250 mm, even in inland areas.
In the coming days, it is likely that Willa will weaken rapidly, but the humidity will continue to the northeast and extend to the southern United States.
Texas will be particularly vulnerable to additional rain after experiencing widespread flooding last week.
Hurricane Willa is the 22nd storm in the eastern Pacific this year, and the third Reach category 5 intensity.
The other storm, Vicente, formed off the south coast of Guatemala last weekend and continues to travel northwest, parallel to the coast.
In doing so, many areas that extend from southern Guatemala to the state of Oaxaca in Mexico have seen exceptional floods.
The torrential rains caused the Valle Nacional River to explode its banks near the city of Chiltepic in Oaxaca.
It is believed that at least 11 people died as a result of the floods, while many houses throughout the region were submerged and only accessible by boats.
Vicente is expected to weaken in the coming hours and make landfall on Tuesday morning along the coast of Michoacán in Mexico.
As the remnants of the storm move inland, it will continue to bring floods, along with the possibility of mudslides and landslides, until Friday night.
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