World Katia becomes a tropical storm as it moves further into Mexico

11:05  09 september  2017
11:05  09 september  2017 Source:   CBS News

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Katia has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves further into Mexico , the National Hurricane Center said early Saturday. Katia made landfall as a hurricane late Friday north of Tecolutla, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Residents walk past boats that were moved on land in preparation for the expected arrival of Hurricane Katia, in Tecolutla, Veracruz state, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricane Katia in the Gulf of Mexico is stationary north-northeast of Veracruz and forecasters didn't expect much movement overnight. © Eduardo Verdugo/ AP Photo Residents walk past boats that were moved on land in preparation for the expected arrival of Hurricane Katia, in Tecolutla, Veracruz state, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricane Katia in the Gulf of Mexico is stationary north-northeast of Veracruz and forecasters didn't expect much movement overnight.

Katia has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves further into Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said early Saturday.

Katia made landfall as a hurricane late Friday north of Tecolutla, the National Hurricane Center said. By 2 a.m. ET Saturday, Katia had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

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katia becomes a tropical storm as IT moves further into mexico Changes with this advisory: The Hurricane Warning between Cabo Rojo and Laguna Verde has been changed to a Tropical Storm Warning.

Tropical Storm Lee could become a strong tropical storm or even a Category 1 hurricane before it moves inland. Tropical Storm Lee is projected to meander and barely move along the central Gulf of Mexico for If this occurs, then it could force Katia to move farther northwest (instead of westerly).

The storm is expected to further weaken as it moves inland, and is expected to disspate Saturday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Rio Panuco to Puerto Veracruz, and the hurricane warning for Cabo Rojo and Laguna Verde has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, and Puebla, the National Hurricane Center said.

Katia formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the powerful Hurricane Irma moved on its destructive path through the Caribbean with Hurricane Jose not far behind.

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