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Both Ingrid, Manuel Threaten to Severely Flood Mexico

Mexico faces severe flooding from not only the Atlantic's Hurricane Ingrid, but also Tropical Storm Manuel from the eastern Pacific.

Manuel is currently making landfall in southwestern Mexico as a strong tropical storm, while Ingrid will become a Category 2 hurricane before moving into northeastern Mexico on Monday.

Both pose severe dangers to lives and property by unleashing torrential rain that is sure to trigger devastating flash flooding and mudslides. Damaging winds will also accompany each storm onshore.

While northeastern Mexico bears the brunt of Ingrid, South Texas will experience benefits and adverse impacts from the storm.

A disaster is potentially in the making across northeastern Mexico where Ingrid threatens to drop 8 to 16 inches of rain during the next few days across the states of northern Veracruz, southern and central Tamaulipas, southern Nuevo Leon and eastern San Luis Potosi.

Localized amounts of 20 to 30 inches could inundate the higher elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental.

Some of these same areas have already endured flooding in recent weeks from Tropical Storm Fernand and Tropical Depression 8, according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

Ingrid is expected to make landfall just north of Tampico on Monday. Destructive wind gusts to 110 mph will howl in the vicinity of where Ingrid comes onshore.

A coastal water inundation of 6- to 10-feet will severely flood the central and southern coast of Tamaulipas, while coastal flooding is a concern northward to the central Texas coast.

The heaviest rain and strong winds associated with Ingrid will remain offshore through Sunday. Conditions will deteriorate across northeastern Mexico Sunday night through Monday as Ingrid approaches, then makes landfall.

As Ingrid churns towards the coast, seas will remain rough for small craft and swimmers across the western Gulf of Mexico.

On the other side of Mexico, Manuel will rapidly weaken later Sunday after making landfall. But, that will not stop the system from unleashing widespread totals of 5 to 10 inches of rain across the states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and southern Jalisco through Monday. This includes the city of Manzanillo.

Some coastal and mountains areas east of Manuel's landfall site--which is just west of Lazaro Cardenas--will see rain totals approach or exceed a foot.

Acapulco has already picked up nearly 12 inches of rain in the past 48 hours, ending at 8 a.m. Sunday EDT.

The interaction with land will force Manuel to weaken to a tropical rainstorm over southwestern Mexico by Monday.