Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tropical Storm Arlene Making Landfall in Mexico

At 7am CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located along the Mexican coast near Cabo Rojo.  Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 65 mph, and the minimum central pressure was 29.32 inches of mercury.

Arlene is moving West at 8 mph, and will continue on this general motion as she progresses into Mexico today and tonight.  Very heavy rains and strong, gusty winds can be expected well inland across Mexico through Friday:

Bands of rain and thunderstorms, some heavy, continue to stream along the Northern edge of Arlene into the Brownsville, McAllen and adjacent portions of  Deep South Texas this morning:

This trend will continue today, with up to 2 inches of rain possible in heavier showers.   The heaviest rains, which will exceed 6 inches in some areas, will take place South of the border into Mexico:

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