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Showers are a little more prevalent with a system moving just south of Sea Rim State Park. This system has the National Hurricane Center investigating, and has placed a 20% probability that the system will become tropical during the next 48 hours. However, the system is heading west and southwest, moving closer to the Corpus Christi and Brownsville ...

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KFDM 6 Port Arthur, Beaumont Texas :: Sports - Tropical Storm Barry headsforms off Mexican coast

Tropical Storm Barry headsforms off Mexican coast

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Barry is bearing down on Mexico's Gulf Coast, poised to make landfall within hours.

The Miami-based center said the storm was about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of the port city of Veracruz early Thursday and heading west at 5 mph (7  kph). Barry, which has sustained 45-mph (75-kph) winds, is expected to make landfall northwest of that city.

Forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season's second tropical storm is drenching areas in its path with between 3 and 10 inches of rain. They say the storm could cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.

The center predicts Barry will weaken and dissipate Friday while moving inland over southern Mexico. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Punta El Lagarto to Tuxpan, Mexico.Tropical Storm Barry headsforms off Mexican coast

Thursday, June 20 2013, 01:49 PM CDT
 

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