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Danielle to threaten eastern Mexico with deadly flooding, mudslides into Tuesday night

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Heavy rain from Danielle will elevate the risk of life-threatening flooding and mudslides across eastern Mexico into Tuesday night.

Danielle made landfall as a tropical storm along the eastern coast of Mexico on Monday evening.

While the storm has weakened to a tropical rainstorm, locally heavy rain will continue to affect the region on Tuesday.

The threat for deadly flooding and mudslides will be high, with over half a foot of rain possible in some locations.

The states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz will be the areas most at risk for heavy rain and flooding into Tuesday night, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Miller.

"This includes the cities of Ciudad Victoria and Tampico," he added.

As moisture from Danielle pushes into the mountains of eastern Mexico, rainfall will be enhanced, which will only increase the risk for flooding and mudslides across the region.

Conditions are forecast to gradually quiet down across eastern Mexico on Wednesday, when more typical afternoon thunderstorms are expected to replace the heavy downpours.

Another batch of heavy rain emerging from the Yucatan Peninsula later this week will need to be monitored for potential tropical development, according to Miller.