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Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Bay of Campeche, poses flooding threat to eastern Mexico

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Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:39am

Tropical Storm Ingrid formed in the Bay of Campeche Friday morning. It will track into the western Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm through the weekend, and make landfall north of Tampico, Mexico early Monday morning.

Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center say Ingrid will bring "life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides" to eastern and central Mexico over the next few days, especially in the mountains. They predict rain totals could reach 10 to 15 inches, with isolated amounts around 25 inches, across eastern Mexico.

Along with heavy rains, Tropical Storm Ingrid will bring gusty winds, high tides and dangerous rip currents to Gulf Coast communities of Mexico and Texas over the weekend.

After making landfall on Monday morning, Ingrid will quickly lose its strength and diminish over the high terrain of Mexico. Areas of Louisiana and the northern Gulf Coast will see no direct impacts from this system.

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