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Southern Mexico Downpour Threat to Lessen as Marty Departs, Weakens

Despite downpours streaming onshore, the southern Mexican coast escaped a blow by Marty as the once-hurricane never made landfall and will further weaken as it departs.

Marty strengthened into a hurricane as it approached the Mexican coast Monday afternoon. Fortunately for residents and vacationers, Marty then curved away from the coast and has been weakening since.

Marty is now a tropical depression and will further succumb to disruption wind shear, weakening to a remnant low on Thursday.

As Marty weakens and leaves, downpours will lessen and rough surf will gradually subside along the southern Mexican coast for Wednesday night and Thursday. This includes around Acapulco and Ixtapa.

"Thursday will not be a dry day, but an improved day," stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister. "Any heavy rainfall will be localized."

In the 24 hours ending Tuesday evening, Acapulco was inundated with 78 mm (3.09 inches) of rainfall.

The departure of Marty will not mean a total end to impacts for Mexico.

A piece of Marty is likely to combine with another tropical disturbance, which may target western Mexico-in the corridor from Manzanillo to Los Mochis-with potentially flooding downpours this weekend.

AccuWeather meteorologists will continue to monitor the threat for any flash flooding this weekend and pinpoint the areas at greatest risk in the coming days.

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