New tropical depression to unleash flooding rainfall across southwest Mexico early this week
Newly formed Tropical Depression 19 will bring a heightened risk of flash flooding and mudslides to southwestern Mexico through Monday.
The new tropical threat formed about 105 miles (169 km) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, early Sunday morning.
As of 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, the depression was moving north at 7 mph (11 km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56 km/h).
The depression may strengthen to a tropical storm prior to moving inland over southwestern Mexico. If this occurs, it will be given the name Priscilla.
Wind gusts of 40-60 mph (64-97 km/h) can occur where the system makes landfall.
"Once inland, the system will quickly weaken and dissipate Sunday night," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller said.
Heavy rainfall is expected to be the main impact from the system even after it dissipates.For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here