Last night, forecasters of the National Hurricane Center in Miami declared a hurricane warning for the coast of Eastern Mexico from Barra De Nautla northward to La Cruz as tropical storm Arlene continued to strengthen.
A tropical storm warning was also in effect for the coast of eastern Mexico from La Cruz northward to La Pesca and from Palma Sola southward to Veracruz.
Arlene had upgraded top wind speeds of 60 MPH last night. The storm is progressively gathering more energy and could reach hurricane 1 status when it hits land, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Arlene is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, eastern San Luis Potosi and eastern Nuevo Leon with possible isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches over mountainous terrain.
To track Arlene and future storms, visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT1+shtml/292350.shtml