MEXICO CITY – Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pounded Mexico's Pacific coast east of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall early Saturday.
Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was meandering just off Mexico's coast late Friday night, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
It said that Carlotta had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph), and its center was located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco. The storm was moving toward the southeast at 1 mph (2 kph).
The hurricane center says the storm threatens torrential rains for the coastline of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, with up to 10 inches possible in some areas.
On Friday, the Mexican Interior Department reported that there were no deaths in the resort cities of Los Cabos from Tropical Storm Bud, which left the Baja California Peninsula and re-emerged over the Gulf of California.
The hurricane center downgraded Bud to a tropical depression in the morning when its sustained winds dropped to 35 mph (55 kph). It was moving north at 10 mph (17 kph) toward the Mexican mainland and the state of Sonora.
The remnants of Bud were about 150 miles (245 kilometers) south-southeast of Guaymas, Mexico. It was expected to bring heavy rain to northwest Mexico and the southwest United States.