Calvin Bringing Flood and Mudslide Threat to Mexico

Brian Donegan
Published: June 13, 2017

Tropical Depression Calvin is drenching southeastern Mexico with heavy rain after making landfall as a tropical storm on Monday evening.


Current Storm Status

Heavy rain will continue to be the main threat from Calvin in southeastern Mexico.

Five to 10 inches of rainfall are forecast across the Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Veracruz, with isolated amounts up to 20 inches possible. More than 10 inches had already fallen in Salina Cruz in the Mexican state of Oaxaca as of early Tuesday.

Calvin is also expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches in the Mexican states of Tabasco, Morelos, Mexico, and Michoaca, as well as in southern Guatemala. More than 5 inches had fallen in the city of Veracruz as of late Monday evening.

These rainfall totals could lead to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in some areas into midweek.


Additional Rainfall Through Wednesday

Check back with us at weather.com for updates on this system.

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