Two Tropical Storms to Hit Pacific Mexico This Week

Two tropical storms on Mexico’s Pacific coast are likely going to impact travel this week.

Tropical Storm Max—which is close to making landfall in Western Mexico near Acapulco—is going to bring heavy rains with the possibility of flash and urban flood, as well as mudslides to the region. Tropical Storm Lidia, which is further off the coast and a bit more north, is expected to strengthen—possibly into a hurricane—before bringing additional heavy rains this week.

According to The Weather Channel, Max could bring r​ainfall totals in the states of Guerrero and Michoacan between four and eight inches, with localized amounts up to a foot possible. A​ tropical storm warning is currently in effect from Acapulco to Punta San Telmo.

The report adds that Lidia could become a Category 2 storm (maximum sustained winds of 96 to 110 mph) by the time it makes landfall late Tuesday between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán. D​amaging winds, storm surge and pounding surf will affect the coast of Mexico near where the center of Lidia tracks inland. Like Max, Lidia could bring four to eight inches of rain with localized amounts up to one foot.

Currently, no airlines have issued any waivers or alerts for flights into Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which services Puerto Vallarta, or Mazatlán International Airport, further north. Some flights into and out of Acapulco International Airport are delayed but flights are continuing despite the weather.

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