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Low Pressure System May Cause Flash Floods and Mudslides in Mexico and Guatemala

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October 11th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Low Pressure System - October 11th, 2011

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Track of Low Pressure System - October 11th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure System

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a low pressure system located about 200 miles south-southeast of Salina Cruz, Mexico is currently poorly organized.

Upper-level winds are not forecast to be favorable for development before the low moves onshore on Thursday, and this system has a low chance (20 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

However, regardless of development, heavy rains associated with this disturbance are expected over portions of southeastern Mexico and Guatemala during the next several days, which may cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

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