Tropical Storm Carlotta weakens to depression

June 17 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Carlotta was downgraded to a depression along coast of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon.

At its 1 p.m. CDT update, the NHC said the storm had 35 mph sustained winds — 4 mph from the tropical storm cutoff — and was moving north at 7 mph. The center of the storm, which formed Friday, was about 35 miles southeast of Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

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

On the forecast track, forecasters Carlotta or its remnant should move inland over southern Mexico on Monday mornning.

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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