Fernand Becomes A Tropical Depression
Tropical Storm Fernand was decreased in status to a tropical depression on Monday morning, August 26. Currently the storm is located 50 miles south-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico.
The storm has reached maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, moving northwest at 9 miles per hour which is expected to decrease over the next few days. Its path may alter within the next day, shifting between west-northwest and northwest. Fernand is bringing heavy rain to eastern Mexico, as a tropical storm warning for Veracruz northward to Barra de Nautla was lifted earlier in the day.
Fernand is predicted to keep moving across Mexico throughout Monday, weakening to a post-tropical remnant low throughout the night as the system moves farther inland. Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center of the eye up to 35 miles. The storm is expected to unload 4 to 8 inches of rain over areas like Veracruz, Hidalgo, northern Puebla, southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with possible pockets of areas receiving 12 inches of rain, possibly causing flash floods and mud slides.