Priscilla reduced to tropical depression, lands in Mexico


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Priscilla pushed against Mexico’s southwestern coast Sunday, threatening to bring heavy rains before dissipating over land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it downgraded Priscilla to a tropical depression as it weakened after making landfall in the afternoon near the Pacific coast resort of Manzanillo. The government of Mexico discontinued a tropical storm warning for southwestern Mexico.

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Priscilla had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) at midafternoon and it was heading north at 9 mph (15 kph).

The Hurricane Center said Priscilla was expected to drop 5 to 10 inches (12.5 to 25 centimeters) of rain on parts of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan states through Tuesday night, threatening flash floods and mudslides.