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Tropical Depression Carlotta expected to dissipate Sunday night

June 17 (UPI) — Tropical Depression Carlotta is forecast to dissipate Sunday night after weakening earlier in the day, the National Hurricane Center said.

At its 4 p.m. CDT update, the NHC said the storm had 30 mph sustained winds and was moving west northwest at 7 mph. The center of the storm, which formed Friday, was about 65 miles south southeast of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico.

The government of Mexico has discontinued the tropical storm warning from Tecpan De Galeana to Lazaro Cardenas. No coastal watches are in effect.

Forecasters predict between 3 inches and 6 inches of rain along the Guerrero, southwestern Oaxaca, and southern Michoacan coasts, including the city of Acapulco, with isolated higher amounts, with isolated rainfall up to 10 inches possible. The rain could cause life-threatening floods and mudslides, especially in high terrain areas.

The NHC also warned of life-threatening swells along the coast of southern Mexico.

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