Very heavy and occasionally torrential rains are forecast for Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas following the formation of the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season.
The tropical depression that formed off the Gulf of Tehuantepec officially became tropical storm Carlos today and as of 1:00pm Central Time was situated 350 kilometers south of Acapulco and 495 kilometers south-southeast of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, according to the National Meteorological Service.
The rains will be accompanied by thunderstorms and large waves. Heavy rain is also forecast for Veracruz and Michoacán.
Accuweather predicted the storm will remain well enough offshore that winds will not pose a threat, but warned there is a slight chance it will turn to the north and create damaging winds and widespread flooding in much of Guerrero and Oaxaca.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects Carlos to “meander northward” for the next two days, after which its direction will swing to the northwest or west-northwest.
No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.
Mexico News Daily
UPDATE, 6:20pm CT Thursday, June 11:
The National Hurricane Center said at 4:00pm that the storm is expected to strengthen over the next two days and become a hurricane by the weekend, but no coastal warnings were issued.