Tropical Storm Katia Weakens As It Enters Mexico

Tropical Storm Jose forms in the eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Jose forms in the eastern Atlantic

Describing Katia as a "small tropical cyclone", the NHC said the storm would likely start drifting towards the southwest on Thursday, taking it towards the Mexican coast.

Hurricane Katia - one of three storms swirling south of the United States - has weakened to a tropical depression after it made landfall in Mexico, forecasters said early Saturday.

Meteorologists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have predicted that around eight tropical storm formations will be created in the Pacific and five or six in the Atlantic during the 2017 hurricane season. No tropical storm watches remain in effect, either. The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.

Katia emerged as a hurricane on Friday near Tecolutla, Mexico.

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Veracruz state officials said in a statement on Friday that the storm could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate.

Earlier in the day, Katia was slightly nearer to the Mexican coast, and at about 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) was moving to the southeast at around 3 miles per hour (5 kph), the center said. And with a second hurricane nearing, it will be several more days before the island receives any aid. The quake, the strongest to strike the country in more than 80 years, killed at least 61 people.

Hurricane Jose remains a Category 4 as the storm moves over the western Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. Jose is about 265 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

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