MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Marty is slowly moving nearer to Mexico's coast in the eastern Pacific off Acapulco.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday afternoon that a tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. It says Marty was centered at 2 p.m. EDT about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southwest of Acapulco.
Forecasters say the storm is moving to the north-northeast at 6 mph (9 kph) and has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (90 kph).
A tropical storm watch means tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area within 48 hours. Forecasters say Marty could dump rain totaling 4 to 6 inches in the Mexican state of Guerrero through Tuesday and possibly cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.