A surge of tropical moisture has kept many along coastal southwestern Mexico fishing for their umbrellas.
After heavy rain and high winds associated with Hurricane Carlotta slammed into the region over the weekend, tropical moisture has held firm throughout the first half of the week, inundating the area with several inches of rain.
The hardest-hit areas have been along coastal sections of Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero. This includes the city of Manzanillo, Mexico's busiest port and one of the most-frequented tourist destinations in the region.
Over a 48-hour period ending early Wednesday morning, the port city recorded 6.30 inches (160 mm) of rain, and more is expected over the next 24-36 hours.
The heaviest of the rain fell through Monday with fears that the system would re-generate into another tropical system. By Tuesday, the system began to track westward out into the open waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, where it encountered high levels of wind shear and became disorganized.
Currently, the system does not seem likely to organize into another named storm, but a persistent onshore flow is forecast to continue to feed tropical moisture into the region through Thursday before the winds shift and the moisture dissipates over the weekend.
While rainfall rates will not be nearly as impressive as earlier in the week, isolated coastal locations may still pick up another 1-2 inches (25-50 mm) before the pattern shifts on Friday.
As cold air blasts into the West and spreads into the Central states, warmth will build in the East, including the Harrisburg, Pa., area much of this week.
As cold air blasts into the West and spreads into the Central states, warmth will build in the East, bringing above-average temperatures to the Boston area this week.
As cold air shuffles into the West and Central states, warmth will build in the East, including the Washington, D.C., area this week.
As cold air blasts into the West and spreads into the Central states, warmth will build in the East, including the Philadelphia area this week.
As cold air blasts the West and reaches the Central states, warmth will build in the East, bringing above-average temperatures to the New York City area this week.
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